What's the best way to make a graduation cap out of Fondant ? I've tried different approaches and none of them are keepers . I've tried covering up a bowl with the fondant to get the shape ... That didn't work . I've tried hand shaping it and that didn't work either . Is there a better way?
Now i'm really thinking on using RKT for the caps but I really would like it to be totally made of either gumpaste or Fondant like that the person can keep it as a reminder .
May I ask why the bowl didn't work? It seems that would be the easiest way to do it.
How about using a balloon?
Either way, I would add gumpaste, Tylose, or Gum-Tex to the fondant to stiffen it and encourage it to dry faster & harder.
I'd try a variation on the Wilton favor box from course 4. Try making a template of heavy paper first to get the right shape. In case you don't have the Wilton book, here's the basic idea: use 50/50 fondant & gumpaste. Roll it kind of thick so it will keep it's shape. Cut a long band that is wider in the middle and form a ring and glue it together with gum glue. Let it dry a bit before you put the top on and glue it. You can form the tassel by hand and make ridges in it with a knife if you don't have a clay gun to make a real tassel.