How Do I Make Fondant Tissue Paper?

Decorating By Walkinmomma Updated 15 Aug 2011 , 10:46am by Walkinmomma

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Walkinmomma Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 6:18pm
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I want to make tissue paper for a cake I am making this week. Do I use fondant, fondant/gum paste mix or straight gum paste? I know I need to roll it paper thin but do I dry it before assembly or arrange it during assembly and let it dry? Any help will be appreciated!

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Marianna46 Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 6:43pm
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The way I make it is to roll fondant REALLY thin then cut it into squares (usually about 3" on a side, but the size depends on what I want it for). I then shape it by scrunching it up on the diagonal - that is, pleating it without actually making any sharp folds. I do this somewhat below the widest part. Then I let it dry that way before placing it in the box or bag I'm making. It's firm, but soft enough to cut off the bottom point with a knife before putting it on the cake if you need to. I have a picture of a boxed shirt in my photos, buy don't go by that one: that one came out so badly that that was when I asked my decorating teacher how to do tissue paper. I've since made some boxes and bags that looked a lot better, but don't have any of these in my photos. After I found out how to do this, I also made the mistake in my first few tries of putting too much tissue paper in my bags. It didn't look very realistic, but practice makes perfect! HTH!

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Walkinmomma Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 6:58pm
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Thanks so much, will try to make some today!

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cakestyles Posted 14 Aug 2011 , 8:24pm
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If you have a pasta machine that works really well for making tissue paper. I use a 50/50 fondant/gp mix and pass it through the machine on the thinnest setting.

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Walkinmomma Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 10:46am
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Wish I had a pasta maker, but don't. Will try both just fondant and 50/50 mix to judge results. Thanks so much!

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