Are They Called Twirls

Decorating By DnEKakez Updated 29 Oct 2008 , 6:42pm by Melvira

DnEKakez Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 4:59pm
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I am newbie and love the bows w/ the little twirls but I have no clue how to make them I was thinking of using fondant and wrapping it around a wooden spoon... Can someone tell me how to make them .. Thank you

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lindambc Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:04pm
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Thats how I make my twirls. I wrap them around a wooden dowel dusted with a powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture, so they don't stick. HTH

pkinkema Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:05pm
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You got it girl! You may wanna make a combo of fondant and gumpaste to make it harder when it dries.

I actually use a fondant tool which is thiner than a spoon handle. Just slide them off and let them dry!

tiggy2 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:06pm
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I add a little gumpaste or tylose to the fondant so they dry harder and faster. I've had problems with straight fondant twirls breaking.

Melvira Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:10pm
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Unsharpened pencils work like a charm, and you can get a whole pack of them (for making multiple twirsl at once) for like twenty cents! Hard to beat that! thumbs_up.gif

tonicake Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:11pm
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I like to make different sizes of the twirls for my cakes, so I use dowels, straws and skewers. Twirls are fun to decorate with and adds PARTY! to it!

projectqueen Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:16pm
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Don't forget to dust whatever stick you are using with cornstarch or your little twirls (I call them curliques) will not slide off!

Don't ask me how I know that, hehe. icon_redface.gif

liapsim Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:20pm
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I use skewers and dowels for mine. Also, I use gumpaste in the mixture. Fondant breaks alone....HTH....and good luck!

DnEKakez Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:40pm
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THANK YOU thank you all for all the tips I am going to do some when I get out of work again THANK YOU!

Melvira Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by projectqueen

Don't forget to dust whatever stick you are using with cornstarch or your little twirls (I call them curliques) will not slide off!

Don't ask me how I know that, hehe. icon_redface.gif




Well, you're obviously just making an educated guess, right!!?? icon_wink.gif

projectqueen Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:37pm
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Originally Posted by Melvira

Quote:
Originally Posted by projectqueen

Don't forget to dust whatever stick you are using with cornstarch or your little twirls (I call them curliques) will not slide off!

Don't ask me how I know that, hehe. icon_redface.gif



Well, you're obviously just making an educated guess, right!!?? icon_wink.gif




Um...yah, that's right, that's what it is, just an educated guess.... icon_lol.gif I like your style, Melvira!

Melvira Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:42pm
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I believe Bob Ross once said, "There are no mistakes... only happy accidents." I say, "Yah, right! You haven't seen me try to paint!" icon_lol.gif

But hey, passing on your knowledge makes it worth that little bump in the road, right? You learned something valuable and can keep someone else from doing the same thing! I call that: win-win!!

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