How can I make little red chili peppers to go around the bottom on my cake board? I have red fondant, but not having a lot of luck 'molding' them by hand. Any kind of template or suggestions?
I would roll it out like a thick snake, cut it into sections, then roll one end between my fingers a little bit to taper it, pinch the other one to be kind of squared out, and then bend them a little bit.
Let them dry, then paint with a mix of red food color and vodka so they get shiny. Then make some stems out of green fondant and use a tiny flower cutter to make the green part on the end.
Thank you very much! What a clever idea about making them shiny, that really adds something extra to the look.
Equal parts vodka and red color? I use gel-paste food color, is that okay?
Thanks so much for your response!