Kiddiekakes Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 9:57pm
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I want to make bag handles but my extruder doesn't have a big enough hole to make them fat.what would I use instead..Just roll it like a snake by hand? This usually ends up uneven...

Any suggestions?

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ptanyer Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 10:10pm
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How big does it need to be?

pattycakesnj Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 10:14pm
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Make a couple of ropes from the extruder and then put them together to get thickness you want. It is not perfect but at least it will be closer in even thickness than rolling snakes by hand, which never works for me.

specialtycakecreations Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 10:51pm
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Do you have any dowels or pens in the required thickness?

To make even snakes you can roll them between two dowels or anything similar of the thickness you need with a board on top. Maybe a cake board or anything sturdy. For shorter items I use those little boards that came with the Wilton kits.

Edna shows this in one of her tutorials. Not sure which one now. But its easier to show than to try explaining.

cheatize Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 2:32am
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Will it be big enough if you use the extruder without a disc in it?

Coral3 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 3:05am
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Originally Posted by specialtycakecreations

Do you have any dowels or pens in the required thickness?

To make even snakes you can roll them between two dowels or anything similar of the thickness you need with a board on top. Maybe a cake board or anything sturdy. For shorter items I use those little boards that came with the Wilton kits.

Edna shows this in one of her tutorials. Not sure which one now. But its easier to show than to try explaining.




^ I was just about to mention Edna's tutorial. I'll post the link if I can find it.

Coral3 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 3:11am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_3__KwnXQ0 it's a tutorial for fondant pearls but Edna rolls rope at about 2.00 minutes

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 3:15am
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I wonder if you could make your own little disc for your extruder. Maybe out of one of those flexible cutting boards and an exacto knife?

angelogoo Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 10:27am
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you can make a long rope with even thickness by rolling out your fondant using the fondant smoothers or even a cake board.

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:54am

Ahhh Cheatize...I didn't think of that but that might work.....Thanks everyone..I will give all your answers some thought!

tiggy2 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:04pm

Leave the disc out of the extruder and you will have a fat rope

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:16pm

Thanks Tiggy..I am going to do that!!

tiggy2 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:19pm

Just gotta think outside the box icon_smile.gif

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