What Is This Made From

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shawnalynn3 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 5:27pm
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Can anyone help me figure out what the nest is made of in this pic? Thanks! icon_smile.gif
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AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 5:38pm
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The icing you mean? I would say fondant.

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shawnalynn3 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 5:44pm
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no I mean just the green nest part of the cake

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kakeladi Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 5:55pm
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Yes, I agree it is thin stripes of fondant twisted/woven together.

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sweetflowers Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 5:56pm
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That looks like the edible Easter grass they sell at Easter time. I've seen it in all the drug stores (and Target) with the regular Easter grass. I would guess it's actually wafer (rice) paper. I would guess you could get the same effect by coloring fondant and cutting it into thin strips. Then setting on a mold to dry.

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shawnalynn3 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 6:06pm
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That looks like the edible Easter grass they sell at Easter time. I've seen it in all the drug stores (and Target) with the regular Easter grass. I would guess it's actually wafer (rice) paper. I would guess you could get the same effect by coloring fondant and cutting it into thin strips. Then setting on a mold to dry.




thank you, it looks like it is the easter grass. lol i didnt know they even made it. icon_smile.gif

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LaWmn223 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 6:15pm
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I got some just like that at Easter last year at Target. I got it in green, blue and pink...If I remember it is made from potatoe starch....

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Bettycrockermommy Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 6:40pm
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I would say that it is fondant, put through an extruder and then put inside a bowl to dry. That's how I would do it anyway.

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Herekittykitty Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 7:42pm
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I second the edible easter grass.

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shawnalynn3 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 9:30pm
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Okay I have another question about this cake. For the owl, to make one that large (about 7-8") What would I use? Would I use just a big hunk of fondant or would I cover something with the fondant and if so what would I cover? Ive made tons of fondant animals etc just not one more than 4" or so. thanks again!!!

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metria Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 10:26pm
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Originally Posted by shawnalynn3

Okay I have another question about this cake. For the owl, to make one that large (about 7-8") What would I use? Would I use just a big hunk of fondant or would I cover something with the fondant and if so what would I cover? Ive made tons of fondant animals etc just not one more than 4" or so. thanks again!!!




i'd use a rice cereal treat shape as the head, then cover that with buttercream to smooth it, then cover in fondant.

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MarianInFL Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 10:54pm
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Edible Easter grass! What will they think of next. I'm going to have to stock pile some when it comes out again.

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 11:05pm
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If you can't find the edible grass and dont want to use fondant, green gum ( like Wrigley) cut into tiny strips might work too.

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kakeladi Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 4:57am
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I guess I'm very behind the times as I didn't know about the edible grass = but then, now that I consider that I guess I had seen some but totally forgot about it.
And the idea of using gum is a good one also icon_smile.gif

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