I Need Help!!! Please

Decorating By hope1978 Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 1:47pm by FlourPots

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hope1978 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:30pm
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I have a question for all....

I have to make a high school band marching hat out of gumpaste/fondant,
I want it to look real, so how do I get the stitching marks on the gumpaste like the real hat.....
any and all help is needed


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tx_cupcake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:42pm
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Either you can pipe your stitching using a #1 or #2 tip if you want a really prominent look, or you can use a stitching tool for a more subtle look. You can get a stitching tool at Michael's or Joann's.

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Rexy Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:42pm
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Hi! Hope I can help. When I want to do stitching, I use a sewing tool. I'm sure there's a name for it but I can't remember. It looks like a miniature pizza cutter with zig zags on the wheel. When you roll it right inside the edge of the gumpaste or fondant it will give you tiny holes.
Good luck!

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FlourPots Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:47pm
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As was mentioned, you'll need some sort of stitching tool such as this one: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17413

OR, you can use a toothpick and white coloring, like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natiscakes/3184076630/

(click to enlarge both so you can get a clearer view)

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