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Decorating By Holdoll Updated 2 Jun 2011 , 10:40pm by Holdoll

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Holdoll Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 6:36pm
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the flat side of the graduation cap? I was going to use 50/50 fondant/gumpaste for the round part and tassel. Should I just roll out the gumpaste flat and cut it to size or make it out of RKT and cover it? Or something completely different? I would appreciate any suggestions! I am a novice and this is for my nephews graduation cake.

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Uniqueask Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 6:46pm
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I am sure you are talking about the Mortar board, you can either use cardboard, or a thin piece of foamcore board, you can buy the foamcore from Walmart or any craft store, not the 1/2 in thick ones, then you cut it to the size that you need, and then cover with fondant, HTH.

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akgirl10 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:23pm
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I just covered a piece of cardboard with fondant. I think I put a little piping gel on the cardboard to help it stick.

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Reyna Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:35pm
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i used modeling chocolate. just put it in the refrigerator and it will get solid hard if you use all chocolate be even best. icon_smile.gif as long as it stays out of the sun!

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mom2twogrlz Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:53pm
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I would just use gumpaste or fondant with tylose, giving it plenty of time to dry hard. Once it is hard it will be fine. Or if you are in a time pinch, cover cardboard or foam core. HTH

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Holdoll Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 10:40pm
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I used what I had on hand which was cardboard and mixed tylose in with the fondant. I will let them dry overnight before wrapping in bubble wrap and packing away unassembled. I have to drive across two states with them next week so I think I will bring extra with me in case there's a problem. icon_smile.gif

Next time I think I will try my hand at the chocolate.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to help!

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