I was thinking about using the fettuccine pasta roller on my Kitchen Aid to cut fondant tassels. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I'm worried about the fondant being too stiff.
I have used a multi-hole plate in a clay gun/fondant extruder. Works great.
Thanks! I think I'll try the pasta roller and see what happens. It's worth a shot anyway!
I used a garlic press to make mine.
Wow garlic press, interesting. Was it big enough?
How do you attatch the fringey stuff?
I made one today! I used my fondant extruder to make spaghetti size strings. I cut them to size, then used one of them to wrap around the others. I attached it to the gumpaste cap with melted chocolate. Hth!
i would just keep adding fondant in the garlic press before i pushed it all out. Worked great.
Ditto on the garlic press. I have an extruder as well, but tassels (and hair!) are easier with the garlic press.
Where can you buy a garlic press? I know this probably sounds crazy, but I have never used one, and I have been looking everywhere for a small handheld pasta press and can't find one. I am needing to do hair on little girls.
Most stores like Walmart and Target sell garlic presses in the kitchen gadgets isle. My local supermarket even has a decent kitchen gadget isle and carries them as well.
It might be a good idea to Google garlic press and look at a few photos so youll know what youre looking for, and recognize it when you come across one.
both great ideas. thanks. I would not have thought of either. I was trying to make some little graduation caps out of cookies and candies last week and then was trying to decide how to do the tassles. I finally ended up using a star tip and squeesed out a short tassle looking thing and let that be.
There's an excellent tutorial here...
I bought the clay extruder from Hobby Lobby and did one this week. Unfortunately it was for a 10in round cake, that had to be made into a grad. cap and when my fondant/gum paste mix started drying, it started breaking at the edge of the cap But I too have used a garlic press in the past! Glad I'm not the only one using weird items for fondant!