Need To Make A Hula Hoop

Decorating By happy005 Updated 13 May 2011 , 8:04pm by hollyml

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happy005 Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:03pm
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I need to make a hula hoop to use with a bear cake. Any ideas what to use , it is going on a cake use a stand up bear pan.

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Marianna46 Posted 13 May 2011 , 4:18pm
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I'd use straight gumpaste or even pastillage (there's a recipe on here; it dries very quickly so you have to work fast, but it dries very hard). It would help if you have a clay extruder to make the work go faster and come out more evenly. Otherwise, just roll out a snake of gumpaste as evenly as you can, put it in the shape you'll need and let it dry for 3 or 4 days. It should be hard enough to stand up by itself, so you can do pretty much what you want to with it.

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hollyml Posted 13 May 2011 , 8:04pm
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Does it need to be edible? If not, you could make one from some hardware-store tubing. (Same method hoop aficionados use to make their own, just with smaller-diameter materials.)

If yes, other than forming gumpaste, you could look for, or make, a ring-shaped variation of one of those old-fashioned candy sticks. The typical spiral is even the same as on a traditional toy-store hula hoop. icon_smile.gif

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