Fondant Or Gumpaste Letters/names And Numbers

Decorating By kathrynscakesncookies Updated 2 Jul 2009 , 6:44pm by kathrynscakesncookies

kathrynscakesncookies Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:23pm
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I need some help figuring icon_confused.gif out how to make a number 8 and a number 1 out of fondant or gumpaste for a cake this weekend. I also need some help with their names...Sloan and Emerson icon_confused.gif . I want to make the rounded, tubular shaped kind. Thanks icon_smile.gif

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tracycakes Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:34pm
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For what I think you are wanting to do, you will need to get an extruder - I use a clay extruder by Makins. They are available at Hobby Lobby as Michael's has quit carrying them.

Extrude a circle (using the right die) and then manually shape it into any numbers or letters that you need. HTH!

tracycakes Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:35pm
post #3 of 9

For what I think you are wanting to do, you will need to get an extruder - I use a clay extruder by Makins. They are available at Hobby Lobby as Michael's has quit carrying them.

Extrude a circle (using the right die) and then manually shape it into any numbers or letters that you need. HTH!

tracycakes Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:36pm
post #4 of 9

For what I think you are wanting to do, you will need to get an extruder - I use a clay extruder by Makins. They are available at Hobby Lobby as Michael's has quit carrying them.

Extrude a circle (using the right die) and then manually shape it into any numbers or letters that you need. HTH!

mkm25 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:39pm
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If you don't want to spend the money on the extruder (which is really the best way to get a consistently-sized snake), just roll a snake as carefully as you can.

Definitely use gum paste rather than fondant because you want your letters/numbers to dry hard and strong.

mkm25 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:40pm
post #6 of 9

If you don't want to spend the money on the extruder (which is really the best way to get a consistently-sized snake), just roll a snake as carefully as you can.

Definitely use gum paste rather than fondant because you want your letters/numbers to dry hard and strong.

mkm25 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:41pm
post #7 of 9

If you don't want to spend the money on the extruder (which is really the best way to get a consistently-sized snake), just roll a snake as carefully as you can.

Definitely use gum paste rather than fondant because you want your letters/numbers to dry hard and strong.

mkm25 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:42pm
post #8 of 9

If you don't want to spend the money on the extruder (which is really the best way to get a consistently-sized snake), just roll a snake as carefully as you can.

Definitely use gum paste rather than fondant because you want your letters/numbers to dry hard and strong.

kathrynscakesncookies Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 6:44pm
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Thank you for the replys, I do have an extruder. The last time I tried to do this I used fondant and it broke, so thanks for letting me know I need to use gumpaste!

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