How To Make Tinsel?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 20 Dec 2011 , 8:46pm by dawnybird

cakesrock Posted 18 Dec 2011 , 2:32am
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I want to make realistic looking tinsel? What could I use? I have no idea how to make this...

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goodiegoddess Posted 18 Dec 2011 , 3:54am
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What about using thick/stiff RI put through a extruder (with the attachment that makes hair) onto wax paper and let dry. Spray with silver/gold when dry?

Just an idea....

sillywabbitz Posted 18 Dec 2011 , 5:10am
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Use spun sugar. It will be delicate and lovely. If you have isomalt that will of course work. Search youtube for spun sugar. There are tons of simple tutorials.

Alexsmommee Posted 18 Dec 2011 , 6:27am
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Would gelatin work or would that be too brittle? It seems to really sparkle in gelatin flowers.

cakesrock Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 1:04am
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Thanks for the ideas! The spun sugar was the look I was going for. Never tried using it before- very messy, but fun! Here's the results:

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 1:20am
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Very cute love the way it turned out!

sillywabbitz Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 2:40am
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It came out great. Spun sugar and cotton way not to make a messicon_smile.gif

Wildgirl Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 10:36pm
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Wow - that looks awesome!

dawnybird Posted 19 Dec 2011 , 11:02pm
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That really came out pretty! Did you use a mold for the bulbs? I've never used isomalt - a little intimidated by it! Love the tree!

cakesrock Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 2:25am
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Originally Posted by dawnybird

That really came out pretty! Did you use a mold for the bulbs? I've never used - a little intimidated by it! Love the tree!

Thanks! Yes, I used a mold. Isomalt is just like using any sugar at high temps - you have to be careful. But it's fairly straight forward. I still get bubbles in mine, though...Here's a link I use with recipe and directions (just scroll down to the bottom right). Have fun!

cakesrock Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 2:27am
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That blocked word is sugar*craft (minus the star) - site won't let us write it...

dawnybird Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 8:46pm
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Thanks, cakesrock! I'll go check out that site.

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