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!
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......)
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...
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
The only time I made a tassle, I used RI. It's in my photos.
thanks everyone. where can I get an extruder from?
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.
they are usually sold in craft stores in the modelling clay area
the onlu cake stores we have around here are like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. could I find one there?
Micheals sells them
Thanks so much everybody!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
Here's a link to the tutorial for making a pillow, which shows how to make a nice tassle. HTH