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I am hoping some of you might have some useful suggestions. I am trying to make a fondant tent for a cake, but am having a heck of a time. I tried cutting 2 big square pieces and 2 triangle pieces and gluing them together, but it's not working. The pieces either fall apart, or they line up funky. Does anyone have any ideas?
post #2 of 5
Unless you're trying to make a tent where you can see in, you could make the tent out of a little bit of cake or out of rice krispie treat and then put the fondant on that.
post #3 of 5
Could you drape the rolled out fondant over a styrofoam pyramid or something of that shape and let it dry?

A cone shaped cup would make a nice tipi shape tent.
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I don't have a picture posted of it but I took a wooden dowel and one rectangle piece of fondant/gumpaste mixture and draped it over the dowel in the middle of the rectangle. I took the dowel and placed two cans (one at each end) to hold the dowel (like a clothesline) until the fondant/gumpaste dried. Place sometime small on the inside though, to hold it in that triangle shape. I didn't do ends...but I did use 2 small pieces of dowel covered in brown fondant as "poles" for each end of the tent. You could see straight through. If I can find the pictures of it, I will post them up here for you. Hope that helps and isn't too confusing!
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I just did this the other weekend. I spread out white chocolate and let it set then cut out all the tent pieces and glued them together with more melted chocolate. I then covered it with one piece of chocolate fondant, cut a slit for the door and teased it open a bit and was done. really easy.
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