Fondant Rope

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ooCUPPYCAKESoo Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 5:34pm
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how to i make a fondant rope to go around the base of cakee
everytime i tryy it doesnt stay together and breaks offf

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icer101 Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 5:44pm
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ycknits Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 5:59pm
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I mostly mold my ropes because it's fast and consistent. But I also extrude them and make them by hand. For the last two approaches, I work in a little extra shortening to make the fondant "softer." If you're getting crumbling and separation, I'd definitely do so. Then I use gumpaste glue to attach it to the cake. Ropes and bead borders are my favorite for fondant work. Once you get it right once, you'll be able to do it again. It always helps to know what you're working toward, so just keep practicing.

Oh - and I usually add gumpaste or gumtex to my fondant to give it a little more elasticity while working and hardness after it sets up...

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