Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on making a tassel for a graduation hat? Thanks!
I push fondant through a garlic press, wrap a bit of fondant for the cap and shove in a twisted fondant "string."
You can also use a clay extruder, just make sure that your fondant is soft before putting it through.
I just finished a graduation cake today and used the clay extruder for the tassel. Just got my extruder yesterday and it is fun! Good luck!
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.....
Check out this tutorial by Sadsmile http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-624541-.html
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 plunger....so 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.
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.