Fondant Rope Border

Decorating By Creativebakes Updated 5 Aug 2010 , 7:21am by Skirt

Creativebakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 5:19pm
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How do I make a border out of fondant that looks like rope. I've seen it alot on this website and it kind of looks like a two strand twist. Is that something I have to do manually or is there a tool i can use? icon_confused.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 5:45pm
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Clay extruders. icon_smile.gif

I have the green Makins Brand one.

sillywabbitz Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:15pm
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And you use the tip that looks like 3 circles overlapping. Once it's extruded you place one hand on each end and roll the opposite way, left hand rolls forward , right hand rolls back and that will twist it so it looks like a rope. Super easy and the Makin Clay Extruder is super easy to use.

cakesbyamber Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:37pm
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Can you buy the extruder at michaels/hobby lobby or do you have to order them?

tesso Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Clay extruders. icon_smile.gif

I have the green Makins Brand one.




I just got one a few weeks ago,at hobby lobby and havent got to use it yet. icon_sad.gif

let me ask.. do you warm your fondant first in microwave or just palm it until it is pliable? I was a little timid about over heating the fondant in microwave and having this sticky gooes mess in the extruder.

Jess1019 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:52pm
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Check out utube, Edna just posted a tutorial for the extruder

Jess1019 Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:54pm
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brincess_b Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:00pm
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A clay extruder would be better (I've seen tips to soften the fondant with some crisco too) but you can just do it by hand. Roll out sausages, and the roll them with a fondant smoother to even them out.
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TexasSugar Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbyamber

Can you buy the extruder at michaels/hobby lobby or do you have to order them?




Michaels no longer carries this one. They do have another brand but I don't know how well it works.

Hobby Lobby does have it though in their clay section.

cheatize Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 11:33pm
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Originally Posted by tesso

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Clay extruders. icon_smile.gif

I have the green Makins Brand one.



I just got one a few weeks ago,at hobby lobby and havent got to use it yet. icon_sad.gif

let me ask.. do you warm your fondant first in microwave or just palm it until it is pliable? I was a little timid about over heating the fondant in microwave and having this sticky gooes mess in the extruder.




If it is sticky, ooey, and gooey when it comes out of the microwave, let it cool until it doesn't burn your hands and is workable.

Creativebakes Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 5:26am
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Does anyone happen to know how much that extruder is going to cost?

silverc Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 5:50am
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I think they are around $25 at Hobby Lobby. I used a 40% off coupon when I got mine.

Skirt Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 7:21am
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Originally Posted by Jess1019

Check out utube, Edna just posted a tutorial for the extruder




I've got the shiny metal one she shows to compare how much larger the one she uses is. I don't bake professionally (just look!) so it does the job for me. But she's right, you need some strong hands if your fondant/gumpaste is not soft enough.

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