Can someon tell me how to make fondant hair? Thanks
If you have an extruder that would work really well.
Here's a youtube video showing you how:
I used the clay extruder to make teeny tiny strings for hay bales on a farm cake. I think it would be the right size for hair. You can check out my pics and see if you'd like. The one I bought is green aluminum and I got it at Michaels. Here is a pic: http://www.polyclayplay.com/Products/Extruder/ProdClayGunDesc.htm
I also used the green extruder that's in emlashlee's link, with the 4th disk down (on the right side).
It was very easy, you can see here: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1452673&sub=1452675
I make my fondant hair using a hand held garlic press. I prefer it to the extruder because I can gather "patches" of it to transplant.
I soften the fondant with some extra crisco, form a ball, and press it thru the press. If it needs to be extra long, I add more fondant before completely pressing out the original batch.
I cut it off of the press with a plastic knife and then "style" it.
I've made clay angel ornaments for Christmas for years, and for the hair I always use a garlic press like BlakesCakes does. (Not exactly fondant, but the texture is pretty much the same!)
The Makin's extruder has a disc w/5-6 holes in it so it works well for patches too! Of course not nearly as many pieces in a "patch" as with a garlic press, but it's great if your press doesn't make the strands as fine as you'd like them. I got mine at polyclayplay.com too.
Thanks to all of you!!! You guys know all the tricks of the trade! I didn't even think of my garlic press!!