Badminton Birdie

Decorating By Merry2go Updated 9 May 2012 , 7:56pm by Merry2go

Merry2go Posted 9 May 2012 , 5:16pm
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I need to make a badminton birdie (aka shuttlecock) I've tried fondant. I didn't like this way it was too heavy looking. Now I am working with gum paste and I'm having trouble keeping all the pieces to stay together. I made the feathers and "legs" and let them dry and sticking them into a newly formed ball tip. But it's still too fragile. Ugh.

I've never worked with modeling chocolate do you think this will work? Do you have any other ideas?

Thanks much.

2 replies
shanter Posted 9 May 2012 , 7:31pm
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Just my thoughts:
I would try to make one that is not actual overlapping feathers, but more like this plastic one:
I would use flexible royal icing (like SugarVeil but make it yourself, see to pipe the non-ball part, wait until it is dry but still flexible, wrap it around the ball and attach (with melted chocolate?), then put it over something sort of cone-shaped until it was completely dry.
I have not actually done this, but that's how I would go about it if I did want to make one.
Good luck!

Merry2go Posted 9 May 2012 , 7:56pm
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Thanks! I never heard of flexible royal icing. I'll give it a try.
Thanks for your thoughts. Hopefully, with a little luck this WILL turn out!


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