Fondant Shoe Strings

Decorating By crl Updated 2 Jul 2008 , 2:31pm by crl

crl Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 1:30am
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When you make shoe strings for a fondant shoe, how do you lace them without the strings stretching out of shape or breaking?

4 replies
wgoat5 Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 1:38am
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It's just a illusion icon_smile.gif

Just make it look like it is going in the hole icon_wink.gif take another little "string" to go to the other hole... then take another string looking like it is coming out another hole icon_wink.gif

JodieF Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 10:00pm
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For the baby converse shoes I made I did the illusion.

I made the holes, then I made the "shoelaces". I cut them and then tucked the ends in the lace holes. The crisscrosses underneath were the same...cut and placed. The bows were made and then glued on top.

I don't think there's any way to really lace and tie fondant!



CakeWhizz Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 10:17pm
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I actually did it but after several tries. I added a little tylose to the fondant to make it 'stretchy' like gumpaste and that made it possible to do. Thanks for asking this question because if I had known that it was an illusion I would saved myself a whole heap of trouble!!

crl Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 2:31pm
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Thanks for the replies. I will give the "illusion" a try and see how it works.

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