Grrr Help With A Ball Of Yarn

Decorating By tonimarie Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 9:18pm by sherrycanary62

tonimarie Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:22pm
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I'm trying to make a ball of yarn. made small balls from wilton cake pan. I'm using my clay extruder.... have tried med & large round hole sizes with the small one, it would stretch out to much as I tried putting it around ball, so I ripped it off, large one is to big.....is there some sort of secret to doing this icon_mad.gif any, I mean any advice please icon_cry.gif

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tonimarie Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:51pm
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anyone please???

__Jamie__ Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 10:57pm
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Yes. Get an herb mincer from Target. Looks like this: http://iweb.cooking.com/images/products/enlarge/112258e.jpg
Roll out your fondant in strips long enough to wrap around ball. Roll the herb mincer over it just enough to indent the lines, but not cut all the way through. Apply the strips in a pattern that look like the strings. Some with more strips than another, some with less, to mimic the look of each string being individual...well, you know how it should look. Then when you have it on, Take a gum paste stick (don't know what proper name is, looks like a pencil, pointy tip), and go back through those lines to kind of poof out each "string". Then in some areas, use some of those strings you made with your extruder. That should do it.

DianeLM Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 11:38pm
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Yes. Get an herb mincer from Target. Looks like this: http://iweb.cooking.com/images/products/enlarge/112258e.jpg
Roll out your fondant in strips long enough to wrap around ball. Roll the herb mincer over it just enough to indent the lines, but not cut all the way through. Apply the strips in a pattern that look like the strings. Some with more strips than another, some with less, to mimic the look of each string being individual...well, you know how it should look. Then when you have it on, Take a gum paste stick (don't know what proper name is, looks like a pencil, pointy tip), and go back through those lines to kind of poof out each "string". Then in some areas, use some of those strings you made with your extruder. That should do it.




That....is....brilliant!!! icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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Thanks!

cylstrial Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 6:08pm
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Here's a great cake with yarn by the Pink Cake Box.

http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake936.jpg

sherrycanary62 Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 9:18pm
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cake journal has a tutorial for balls of yarn for her knitting basket cake
http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-knitting-basket-cake

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