Have You Ever Made A [B]"braided" Rug[/b]?

Decorating By sweetisome Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 10:26pm by practiceandpatience

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sweetisome Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 6:48pm
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I need to make a braided rug, and I have an idea or two. I'm looking for any advice from anyone who has tried this...TIA

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patty7276 Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 12:37pm
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i did a braided rug once, the picture is in my photos as couch cake. i did the rug using royal icing and a #15 tip. got instructions from a colette peters book, it wasn't difficult. you just cut a cake board into the shape and size you want and pipe over it from the outside in. was kind of fun.

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practiceandpatience Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 9:41pm
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The following picture is a braided rug I made out of fondant. I made it exactly like you would a real braided rug. It is fondant. I made each of the strings using a fondant/clay gun, braided the strings, and then wound it around. I made the braided sections in about 2 feet sections to make the fondant strings and braided strips easier to work with.


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_935243.html

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sweetisome Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 10:59pm
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Thanks practiceandpatience I was thinking about this very idea. Also I thought if I sort of made a "streaky" version of the three colors I needed and used the "tri-rope" disc on the sugar gun and then twisted that before I wrap it around...do you think that would work too...or is it better to braid the separate colors?

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practiceandpatience Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 10:26pm
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I think a streaked effect would be kinda cool. I think it would give a varigated yarn look???
I would love to see a pic when you are finished!!

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