How To Make A Tassel For Graduation Hat?

Decorating By ktbug Updated 17 May 2010 , 11:31pm by Andrea1Cakes

ktbug Posted 12 May 2010 , 7:28pm
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Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on making a tassel for a graduation hat? Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 12 May 2010 , 7:30pm
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I push fondant through a garlic press, wrap a bit of fondant for the cap and shove in a twisted fondant "string."

hilly Posted 12 May 2010 , 9:03pm
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You can also use a clay extruder, just make sure that your fondant is soft before putting it through.

Debi2 Posted 14 May 2010 , 6:52pm
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I just finished a graduation cake today and used the clay extruder for the tassel. Just got my extruder yesterday and it is fun! icon_biggrin.gif Good luck!

amarieholley Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:42am
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So not sure which clay extruder you bought but if it's the little silver one that's really hard to use, there is a better one out there. Hobby Lobby sells one in the clay department that is green and made by "Makins" ultimate clay extruder. Not only does it hold a lot more, it is a twist plunger and not a push one so you don't feel like you are breaking your fingers trying to push the fondant through. I love to use mine for rope borders and such.....

DianeLM Posted 16 May 2010 , 3:11am
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Debi2 Posted 16 May 2010 , 5:06am
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That's the same clay extruder I used also amarieholley. I had read post here on CC saying how much better the twist handle was alot easier to use than the I made sure to buy that kind. A little pricey, but you get alot of disc with it and you can use your 40% off coupon. I'd say it's well worth the money.

Andrea1Cakes Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:31pm
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I used a manual pasta machine. It came out perfect! You can buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond for $30 and it could be used for many other purposes such as hula skirts, etc.

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