and I am not sure how. Im making a farm themed cake and I was asked to make hay, how can I do this? anybody willing to share some instructions?
Thank you so much!
My first thought would be yellow fondant. Use something like a pasta wheel or herb cutter (with lots of blades) and just start shredding the fondant until you get a nice chunk for a bundle. Have you tried checking any of the farm pics to see if you can tell what was used? Or you could PM one of the creators and ask what they used!
I've never made one but I would think you could shape a piece of fondant into a rectangular piece and then use a knife or something to make indentions for the hay lines.
Or use a garlic press to get strings of hay and then bundle them up.
THeres a cookie called haystacks. They are delicious! But they don't look like bailed hay.... melt a bag of butterscotch and I think just dump in a bag of chow mein noodles... you can find the recipe at recipezaar. I hope that helps.....or you cool use spagetti noodle, or tan colored fondant squeezed through a clay gun and dried.
Maybe you could use some shredded wheat... I guess it depends on what size you want it to be, but I think it might be available in different sizes (think frosted mini wheats... but the non-frosted ones.) You could use royal icing to make the rope around the "bales" or small strips of fondant.
Here are a couple of pics of cakes with haystacks:-
I like the one made with the Wilton fur/grass tip
I "thatched" a roof on a cake by using several different colors of fondant that I ran thru the extruder with the disc that basically has lots of little holes. Or did I run that through the pasta machine and then thru the thin spaghetti cutter? One or the other. I think now it was the pasta machine.
angel hair pasta?
In the fall themed cake in my pictures I made a scarecrow sitting on a pile of hay and what I did was I started w/ a retangle chunk of yellow fondant then I took a thin sharp knife and beign to make indentions and then on the top I laid a few cut out strands of the "hay"
My farm cake has a haystack. Its a cupcake with the grass tip and yellow icing in long strings. I am sure you are looking for better then that but it turned out ok. The pic is in my photos.
What about coconut?
Thank you so much for all the great ideas!!! you ladies are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!