Graduation Tassel Question

Decorating By acakedecorator Updated 5 Jun 2014 , 4:31pm by acakedecorator

acakedecorator Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 2:58pm
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I am going to make a graduation cake in a few days and it is going to look similar to the top two tiers of this cake:

 

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My question is about the tassel; do I make it and let it dry in the shape I want before putting it on the cake or do I make it right before I put it on the cake? I am concerned about it breaking from its own weight..will I need to use a wire? 

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lorillc Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 4:17pm
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I make these all the time. I use my extruder and gumpaste, and give the end a little pinch to hold it together.  Then I place on the cap while its still soft. It will then harden and be just fine.

acakedecorator Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 4:38pm
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Ok, thanks lorillc. So the strings don't stretch or break from their own weight while they are still soft and hanging there?

lorillc Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 4:56pm
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No, they haven't yet. If your still a little worried about it, let the tassel sit for a few minutes (just to toughen up) before placing on the cake.  :)

lorillc Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 5:00pm
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I made one last week and it made a 5 hour trip and I was a little worried about that one, but the lady said not one strand broke.

acakedecorator Posted 5 Jun 2014 , 4:31pm
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Ok, thanks for all your help!

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