Graduation Hat Tassle?

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Alice1230 Posted 1 May 2009 , 11:42pm
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Anyone have a good idea on how to make a decent tassle? Do you think a cookie press will work with fondant? Any help would be great. The cake is an order for next week!

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Loucinda Posted 1 May 2009 , 11:45pm
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There was a great thread on this subject not long ago - she used the Green T extruder to make the individual strings then joined them together. I cannot remember who posted the instructions though - have you done a search? ( I am going now to see if I can find it......)

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varika Posted 1 May 2009 , 11:52pm
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Check the Pillow Cake tutorial--it's got a section on making tassles for the corners. I tried it and they worked great. ....now if I could just get the pix from my dad...

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pattycakesnj Posted 1 May 2009 , 11:55pm
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when I made my graduation cap cake (see my pics), I didn't have an extruder. I made a long, thick rope of fondant/gumpaste and then scored it with a knife longways to look like the strings of the tassel (but didn't cut all the way thru). then put the finishing touches on, ie the button on top, etc

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tastyart Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:00am
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The only time I made a tassle, I used RI. It's in my photos.

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Alice1230 Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:00am
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thanks everyone. where can I get an extruder from?

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tastyart Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:01am
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If you don't have a cake store near you to get a clay extruder, you could get a playdough toy that will do the same thing. I'm sure it would not hold up as long as the extruder but it would work in a pinch.

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pattycakesnj Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:02am
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they are usually sold in craft stores in the modelling clay area

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Alice1230 Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:03am
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the onlu cake stores we have around here are like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. could I find one there?

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pattycakesnj Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:04am
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Micheals sells them

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Alice1230 Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:07am
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Thanks so much everybody!!!!!!

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jlynnw Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:10am
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hobby lobby sells them. You put the multi hole disc on, twist the crank until the paste is the length you want, cut the end and round off, take out a string and wrap around near the top, your done. A HL the extruder is about $29 and then with your coupon of 40%, it is worthwhile.

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cylstrial Posted 2 May 2009 , 1:48pm
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I have the green Makins one and I absolutely love it. It's so easy to clean and has about 16 discs or so. I got it at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I can't remember.




Edited for spelling error!

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Jocmom Posted 2 May 2009 , 1:55pm
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I used a garlic press and fondant. I made sure that the ends of the tassels touched the cake so they didn't have to be suspended in mid-air - - - that seemed to help avoid breakage.

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Anntee Posted 2 May 2009 , 9:58pm
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Here's a link to the tutorial for making a pillow, which shows how to make a nice tassle. HTH icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/article66-How-To-Make-A-Pillow-Cake.html

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