I'm making a cake for a friend for Monday and need tips on doing the fondant curls - I'm assuming they're wrapped around a dowel, but I'm having trouble wrapping and keeping the fondant strip straight.
The cake I'm using for inspiration is this one:
When I make curly cues I use the strip cutter from Fmm I believe.After I cut the strips I lightly dampen the end of a strip and roll it around a pencil,dowel.let the fondant sort of hang and turn the rod around the fondant and then dampen the other end and press down. I leave them over night and then gently twist to loosen and pull them off.HTH
Ok - that'll help. I was afraid if I got them wet they'd stick to the dowel & not come off!
Yes..If you get them too wet they will stick but very lightly dampen almost dry damp if that makes sense.
My BF and I did a cake with these for her daughter this week. It kept slipping to start with so I just put the start point on top and held it with my fingers while I used the other hand to wind it around and then set it down straight away. They only took about 10 mins to start drying in the right shape. Also, don't know if this helps but we used a clay extruder with a rectangle opening disc to make the streamers and it made it so much faster!!!