Need Help Making Handle!!

Decorating By diane Updated 12 Dec 2008 , 3:04pm by tonedna

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diane Posted 5 May 2008 , 4:28pm
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i am making a basket cake in two weeks. i want it to have an edible handle, but i'm not sure if i should use fondant or royal icing. has anyone ever made a handle?? i'm thinking if i do it out of royal icing, maybe it'll break when transporting it. if i do it out of fondant, will it be sturdy enough?? icon_confused.gif any help would be much appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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Sarsi Posted 5 May 2008 , 4:55pm
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Do you have a photo of the cake you're going to make?? I made a tiny basket out of royal icing (on the garden cake in my photos) and it was a pain.. I did it over wire, and it was just very hard to work with....

If you did it with fondant, I think it would be too mushy. I've had some fondant balls sitting on my counter for a month and they're still mushy... I need to throw them LOL... If you do want to use fondant, mix in 1/2 tsp tylose powder for every 1 lb of fondant. That will make it harden faster and harder. Or, you could use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. That's what I would do icon_smile.gif

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laurynrn Posted 5 May 2008 , 6:34pm
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I would use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant for sure. I have to make a handle next week for a teapot and this is my plan thumbs_up.gif

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dee-lite Posted 5 May 2008 , 11:10pm
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I made a tea set with fondant handles for the pot and all of the cups and let them harden for over a week- luckily I made 3 tea pot handles and lots of cup handles because a few cup handles broke but all of the teapot handles broke icon_cry.gif (these were sort of a curling design and the curl was the stresspoint.I did a patch job and all was ok once the bc patch driede.Knowing that next time i will run a floral wire inside the pot handle. Hope that helps thumbs_up.gif

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edibledesigns Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 2:53am
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You dont have to use fondant or wire just use gum paste it's easier than fondant it dries very fast in min. insert a small spahgetti into the end and wet each side a little and wolla it's very easy, you gona love it.

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dolcebaci Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 2:57pm
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I make all my handles out of pastilage....I have yet to have a problem...much lighter then gum paste or fondant when it dries....

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tonedna Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:04pm
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You can put some wire in it to give it strenght..
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