Need To Make A Ball And Chain - Ideas?

Decorating By melmar02 Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 8:58pm by mgwebb68

melmar02 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 7:43pm
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I'm making a ball and chain as part of a cake for a divorce party. I think I'm going to make the ball out of RKT covered in black fondant. What's the best way to make the chain? It needs to be pretty small - it's only on a 8" square and it'll be attached to a voodoo doll which is the main topper. Should I just make small rings of fondant? Is there an easier way?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

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CrankyCakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 8:50pm
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You could use fondant or modeling chocolate.

mgwebb68 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 8:58pm
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I would use gumpaste, just my preference, depending on when you need the cake. The gumpaste will dry a lot faster than the fondant. If you have a clay gun, that will make it even easier. You can get one at Hobby Lobby on the Clay isle, with a coupon it's about $15 and comes with different extruder dies.

to hold the end of the loops together just brush a little water on each end and lightly press together. Or dissolve a small piece of gumpaste in warm water and use it as your glue, apply with a brush to each end and let dry.

Hope that helps.

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