Cover Cardboard For A Graduation Cap

Decorating By tperks Updated 4 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm by Mizuki

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tperks Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:29pm
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I need some help. I am attempting to cover a square piece of cardboard with black fondant for the mortar board part of a graduation cap. It's not going so well. Do I need to use icing or something to make it stick or should I wrap it and let it sit. I tried once, picked it up, and all the fondant on the bottom where I folded it in just fell down.... grr. I need help!! Thanks!

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foxymomma521 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:38pm
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You can probably use icing. I just sort of pinched all the edges by running my fingers down each edge. This gave it a crisper look, and helped keep it in place icon_smile.gif

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Mizuki Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm
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If you have enough time to let it dry you can just skip the cardboard all together. icon_wink.gif Just add some tylose powder to your fondant/gumpaste, roll it out thick and let it dry. I smoothed the edges of my cap with my finger to soften the edge a bit and it turned out great!
Good luck!! thumbs_up.gif

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