Ribbon Flowers

Decorating By mim1234 Updated 13 Feb 2011 , 4:33am by sugardugar

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mim1234 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:38pm
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hi, can anyone tell me what sort of icing i use to make "ribbon flowers". like a big flower on top of a cake, made out of 1" Ribbon that has been cut into strips.
i have tried this with fondant icing but it usualy cracks when dry and breaks....

thanks mandi

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sugardugar Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 4:33am
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Hey - I add gum-tex to my fondant before using it for modelling ribbons, figures, bows, etc. Fondant alone just isn't strong enough. Add 1/4 tsp per hand-sized ball (sorry - I don't measure lol) fondant. Generally I put shortening on my fondant and sprinkle my gum-tex over that as gum-tex makes fondant dry and it gives it something to stick to.

Good luck

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