Fondant Hair

Decorating By Ballymena Updated 15 Jun 2010 , 2:56pm by Ballymena

Ballymena Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 11:23am
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I have the metal plunger gun with templates stolen from my pottery kit, washed of course. I find it very hard to push fondant/gum paste through it. Do you make the fondant a lot softer for this?

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cheatize Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 2:24pm
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I knead in some shortening until the consistency is like chewed bubble gum. You can also use a clean garlic press for hair if that gets too frustrating for you.

Sandy28 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 2:26pm
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I'm new at this but I use a garlic press to make the hair. I use small amounts and kead the fondant quite a bit before pressing it...don't know if this helps or not icon_smile.gif

mayo2222 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 2:36pm
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Crisco is your friend. I normally add some crisco to my fondant and I also try to grease the inside of the my clay extruder as well.

Just remember to cover up the strands of fondant/hair right away if you aren't using them immediately as they tend to dry out fast.

FlourPots Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 2:50pm
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Microwave your piece a little (10 seconds or less), it makes it extremely pliable.

Ballymena Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:56pm
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Thanks for all the help.

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