Licorice Straps?

Decorating By lkoenig07 Updated 12 Nov 2008 , 4:51pm by Win

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lkoenig07 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 2:09pm
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I have a flip-flop cake due & I was looking through some of the pics on CC. My husband had suggested using Twizzlers as the straps, however, they wouldn't match the cake colors (blue & green). So I guess my question is how do you make the fondant straps?

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Chippi Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:37pm
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You can use a cutter and ruler. Measure to make sure they are all correct size. icon_smile.gif

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Chippi Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:41pm
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also, you can also use what I used on the flower stems on my heart cake. I took green tootsie rolls and rolled them in my hands. When u roll them they actually have a pearlized effect to them. You could do 2 different colored ones and roll them together. Would be cute as flip-flop straps. Tootsie rolls come in different flavors and so are diff. colors than brown. You can get them at walmart or any candy store. Good luck!!!

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Win Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:51pm
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I'd personally recommend using gumpaste straps instead of fondant. I have a pair of flip flops in my gallery that uses the gumpaste. It stands up nicer. Fondant wants to flip-flop ('scuse the pun.) I used a pair of my flip flops for the pattern, just traced the strap and then cut it out of gumpaste and dried it over a cylinder. Also, if you want to go back to the licorice straps, Twizzlers has rainbow colored straps with blues and greens...

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