Sails For A Sail Boat

Decorating By QuiteContrary Updated 20 May 2011 , 7:56pm by QuiteContrary

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QuiteContrary Posted 19 May 2011 , 3:23pm
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Does anybody know the best material for making a sail for a boat. I don't have any edible paper, is there a recipe for making it? I am thinking gumpaste or 50-50 fondant -gumpaste mix.

The next question is : What is the best way to attach it to the dowel rods that will make up the mast and the boom? Do I attach to the dowels before the gumpaste dries or after and with what?

Please advise!

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luckyblueeye Posted 20 May 2011 , 12:10am
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Here's what I did for my little sail on a raft...might not be what you're looking for. I used 50-50 mix, rolled it thin, cut in shape, cut the holes in for the mast and then placed the sail on a flower former to get the curve while drying. When it was all dry, it didn't need any glue etc to stay on the mast...the holes were only a tiny bit larger than the dowel. I also covered the dowel in fondant so it wasn't slippery.

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QuiteContrary Posted 20 May 2011 , 7:56pm
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Thanks. I also am thinking about using gelatin. I think I may go with this one . Any thoughts on that one?

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