does anyone have tips on how to make palm trees out of fondant? every time i try my tree collapses
how long should i let the parts dry for before i stick them together? and what the best way to make them stick?
Use 1/2 gumpaste or tylose pwdr in your fondant. form your tree trunk and stick a wire in it for support. You can use a dowel, but I like my palm trees with a bend in them. Place it on something like a soft sponge to dry so you won't have flat side. Let it dry a couple of days. Also make your palm frons the same day and let them dry. Put them together and let them dry some more.
I made these palm frons as one piece and then used a small piece of gumpaste to stick the tree trunk and the leaves together.
I cut the leaves with tin scissors
I love your palm trees--they are perfect! Can you tell me, did you cut out the leaves by freehand, or are they a leaf cut-out? I'd appreciate any advice, as I am in the middle of trying to figure this part out. Thanks!
For the leaves, I took those really tiny scissors and cut a shape similar to a star but had "fat rounded" sides. So it had 5 pointed leaves, but one piece. I guess like a big calyx. Then I took those tiny scissors and clipped in just so far all the way up and down the sides of each big leaf. Then I dried it over a round, flat-ish, crumbled up piece of aluminum foil.
Glad you liked them.