Guidance Needed For Flilp Flop Cake Straps

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brandywinecakes Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 9:42pm
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I'm sorry if this is a duplicate post. I've searched and can't find what I'm looking for.

I am making a pair of flilp flops and I'm not sure how to make the straps. I already have fondant, so I'd like to use that. My dilema is how to shape them while they dry. My first thought is to lay them on a paper towel roll, but I'm not sure if that's going to give me the right shape. I have done very little with fondant, so I'm hoping that someone one here can guide me.


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Babarooskie Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 9:53pm
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If you're using "straps" then maybe you can cut a thick strip and lay it on it's side.

I do that with bows as well.


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flourbud Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 2:38am
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If using fondant then drape over appropriate sized glass to dry. I made flip flops using buttercream and it called for using fruit roll ups for the straps but they were much too limp and would not stand up so I used a striped ribbon instead and it looked great.

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Price Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:12am
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I would make the straps right on the flip flops. Arrange them how you want them to be and then put pieces of paper towel under them to hold them to the shape and position until they have dried and then remove the paper towel. (Add a little Tylose powder to your fondant to make it a little more workable and dry faster.)

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brandywinecakes Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:01am
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Thank you all for your ideas! I'm going to tackle this tomorrow...hopefully, they will turn out nice...and if they don't, I'll use ribbon as a back up!

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Malakin Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:42am
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I made mine from 50/50 and shaped them and laid them over a form of paper towels to dry in the shape I needed. Pretty fragile but worked really nice. Should be in my pics.

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