"furry" Fondant Rope, Hair And Other "extrusi

Decorating By KitchenKat Updated 8 May 2009 , 4:03am by bizatchgirl

KitchenKat Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:40pm
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I've asked this in response to another thread but haven't gotten responses. Perhaps better to start a new thread since a couple of other folks have the same question:

How do you get the fondant to come out smooth? I use the green makin extruder and when I make rope, hair or anything, the fondant always comes out with furry ragged sides. How can I get it to be smooth? I've tried adding shortening, glycerin and even using a 50-50 mix of fondant and gumpaste but no luck. Still furry.

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OhMyGanache Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:54pm
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Try spraying the inside of the cylinder and the disk with Pam.

bizatchgirl Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:01am
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What fondant are you using? Is your fondant too dry maybe?

I only end up with a weird texture on my fondant if it's been out too long. I use the same green Makin's extruder.

PinkZiab Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:28am
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I use the makin's as well... make sure to work plenty of shortening into the fondant so it's very soft.

OhMyGanache Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:36am
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Also, don't push too fast...

i_heart_pastry Posted 8 May 2009 , 12:37am
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Also grease the disc and inside of the extruder with a little shortening.


Bec

KitchenKat Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:59am
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Originally Posted by bizatchgirl

What fondant are you using? Is your fondant too dry maybe?

I only end up with a weird texture on my fondant if it's been out too long. I use the same green Makin's extruder.




I use Michele Foster and I know it's not dry.

Thanks for tips. Will try later and let you know how it goes.

bizatchgirl Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:03am
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Good luck.

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