nicolesprinkle Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:07am
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Anyone know of a good tutorial for making fondant ropes?

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Cakepro Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:52am
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Honestly, the absolutely easiest way to make fondant ropes is to use a clay gun. Clay King sells some big ones, but I am not at all happy with the model that I have (the medium size one).

For all of my fondant ropes, I use the Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder. That thing very easily extrudes out beautifully even ropes of fondant darn near effortlessly. Here's the link to where you can buy one online: http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=61576

If you want to do them by hand, I recommend using a large piece of fondant with either some gumpaste or Tylose added in, and then rolling a big fat snake. Take a cardboard cake circle and use that for rolling the snake thinner and thinner until you have a rope. The cake circle will help you keep it even and makes rolling it out easier than using your hands. icon_smile.gif

khkakes Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:51am
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Just wanted to add that you can get the Makin Clay Gun at Hobby Lobby also. I love mine!

Does anyone know if you can make the ropes in advance, coil them up and store them without them drying out?

Sassy74 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 3:02pm
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I've wondered this myself for some time! Thanks, ladies...on my way to Hobby Lobby!

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