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?
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.
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
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.
Microwave your piece a little (10 seconds or less), it makes it extremely pliable.
Thanks for all the help.