Help....problems With The Baby Bootie "shoe Lace"!

Decorating By ERdocmom Updated 23 Nov 2008 , 2:25am by projectqueen

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ERdocmom Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 1:50am
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Hello! I am doing a test run making baby booties (regular size) and I'm having the hardest time with the "shoelaces". I'm using fondant and rolling it by hand after cutting into thin long strips. However, it keeps breaking........any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!!!

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karateka Posted 22 Nov 2008 , 10:41pm
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I use real ribbon. My gumpaste breaks, too. Or maybe shoestring licorice?

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projectqueen Posted 23 Nov 2008 , 2:25am
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Do you have a clay gun? If so, use a disc with a small hole and make a snake. Otherwise, you can roll a snake by hand.

Then attach to the bootie in 4 separate pieces. A short straight piece through the hole hanging down on each side and 2 pieces that are just loops. Then attach them all together on the shoe with some gum glue or a dot of royal icing.

It's nearly impossible to try to tie a small bow in one piece with fondant/gumpaste.

Good luck!

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