Spiked Hair

Decorating By suz3 Updated 12 Aug 2008 , 12:54am by PinkZiab

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suz3 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 10:46pm
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I need to make spiked hair for a fondant figure I'm putting on a cake. What would be the best way to do this?

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kakeladi Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 11:20pm
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A fondant figure? That means small icon_sad.gif
Roll tiney balls of fondant into tear drops w/the tops being stringey?
Pipe it w/icing after on cake using a small round tip?
Cover a wedge of fondant w/tip 3 or 14 pulled up stars?

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varika Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 12:00am
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This is a technique I've used when making small figures from clay, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with fondant: use q-tips. Nice firm ones, not the loose and soft ones. I have some cosmetics ones with pointed ends that I think would work marvelously. Because they're smaller than your fingers, you can manipulate smaller areas with them. And then I would just pinch the spikey hair out.

....who are you doing the figure of, out of curiosity? Because when you say spikey hair, I immediately think of a video game character...

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Jocmom Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 12:25am
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Or . . . squeeze the fondant through a garlic press and cut off sections as you go. Of course it depends on how big the figure's head is going to be.

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PinkZiab Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 12:54am
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Give him "normal" fondant hair, then with the point of small scissors (like cuticle scissors) snip a whole bunch of little cuts into the hair and use a tootpick to raise up the points, if necessary.

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