What Is Up With Extruder?

Baking By MELROSE315 Updated 13 May 2015 , 7:32pm by MELROSE315

MELROSE315 Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 7:51pm
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Hello. I have been struggling with fondant rope boarders. I searched through the forum about techniques. Everyone talks about how great the extruder guns are. Clay extruder and "cake decorating" extruders all seem to hold small amounts of fondant. How do you keep from breaking your rope while unscrewing and adding more fondant to make one rope without seams. Rolling by hand seems to never be right. It breaks. My goal is to go around an 8" cake. What have I missed? 

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 8:17pm
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earlene the brilliant maker of magic cakes will has this:


MELROSE315 Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 1:58am
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That's  very interesting. Thank you. 

-K8memphis Posted 30 Apr 2015 , 4:40pm
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bu i just use a silicone mold -- i make the rope as long as i want it and just keep it moving through the mold -- but you can join them seamlessly too -- lay them on top of each other and cut diagonally through each, discard the cut off bits -- it will then join perfectly

this will save your hands big time


MELROSE315 Posted 13 May 2015 , 7:32pm
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thanks for the ideas! i ended up buying the cookie press that earlenescakes recommended. short on time, I used it by hand, it did work well, but her system will be nice for future. I also searched everywhere for a plain rope mold. I ended up with seams only because I underestimated the amount of fondant. live and learn. always improving.  thank you for your help.

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