Making A Fondant Scarf... With Stripes?

Decorating By kiraboo Updated 3 Aug 2011 , 7:24pm by kiraboo

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kiraboo Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 12:54pm
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I'm hoping for some words of wisdom from some of you more well versed in fondant than I am. I have to make a fairly large scarf made out of fondant, and it's going to have broad bands of stripes... a Harry Potter scarf. I'm not really sure how to accomplish this. Should I roll the edges thin and overlap them a bit with a little gumpaste glue?

Was also thinking of texturizing it, but still thinking about what to do it with. Ideas?

Thanks for any help! icon_biggrin.gif

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krumbledkakes Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 6:28am
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Im not very well versed on fondant, but figuered I would try to help. Are both sides of the scarf going to be shown? If not, I wouldn't worry about how the seam looks on the side that won't be shown. If they are, I think rolling it out thin and overlapping it would be fine, just maybe go back with a ball tool and soften the seam a bit

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Sorelle Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 6:44am
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There are some great texture mats that have different looking fabrics, if you are strapped for cash or time you can also lay a piece of plastic wrap over the fondant and using a knitted sweater or scarf make an impression. You need to use fondant about 1/4 inch thick then press down fairly hard for the best impression. hth

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pastrygirls Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 7:42am
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roll the base color of fondant out about 3/4 of the way. lay on the stripes, then roll them into the other fondant. then you can trim the scarf to the size you need.

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Sam_paggers Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 8:56am
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Hi, i recently made a HP scarf (in my photos) and the it was a challenege!
I used a brand new scouring pad to add some texture...

First i rolled the burgundy into a long piece (Scarf base), then rolled the yellow seperatly and cut into stripes. These where then laid onto the burgundy and i rolled slighty to get them to meld. O i also used water to attach stripes on. Once i was happy stripes were stuck and equal. i trimmed the sides so that the scraf had the straight edges.

The problem was lifting the scarf and placing, i did have some tears which were easily covered but work quickly and use a thick first layer

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kiraboo Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 7:24pm
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thank you SO much guys! sounds like I'll be using quite a bit of fondant. I like the idea about the plastic wrap, thanks- didn't think of that one.

Now to make maroon... that sounds like a fun color to reproduce.

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