What To Use For Easter Basket Handle?

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LadyinaRedApron Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 4:54am
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I want to make the oh so popular Easter basket cake for Easter. I've never officially really worked with fondant so I was wondering if I should make the handle of the basket out of fondant (if so do I need to add gumpaste - how much?) or should I use royal icing, or should I use candy melts?

Any help would be appreciated!

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armywife1 Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 5:13am
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I just made a purse cake and wrapped the fondant around a piece of wire. I left the ends of the wire exposed so that I could stick that part into the cake. HTH.

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madgeowens Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 6:00am
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yOu can use 50/50 fondant and gumpaste and you can use fondant with tylose powder to help it dry quicker....my first basket I used just fondant you can see in the pics.....if I did it over it would be with 50/50 hth

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juleebug Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 12:45pm
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bashini Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 12:52pm
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Hi, you can make it with pastillage. Dry it and then you can cover it with fondant, gumpaste or 50/50 mix.

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Fairytale Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 12:59pm
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I make lost of basket cakes. I use irrigation tubing wrapped in extruded fondant for my handles (see example in my album).

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LeckieAnne Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 6:03pm
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Whimsical Bakehouse has a tutorial on their site (just scroll down for it if you click the link) on how to make one from chocolate - like the candy melts.

http://www.whimsicalbakehouse.com/decorate/stepbystep.html

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Uniqueask Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 6:26pm
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I was going to say you can wrap fondant, around floral wires, but you were already told, lots of good advice were given. FAIRYTALE that is a stunning basket.

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LadyinaRedApron Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 9:23pm
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Thanks everyone for the great advice! I will probably be trying all of these ideas and see which one holds up! I'll let you know and definitely post pictures.

THANKS!!!!

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Fairytale Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 9:34pm
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I make lost of basket cakes. I use irrigation tubing wrapped in extruded fondant for my handles (see example in my album).




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