Decorating By trishalynn0708 Updated 8 May 2012 , 1:44pm by Chellescakes

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trishalynn0708 Posted 8 May 2012 , 12:25pm
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I need to make a small graduation cap to go on top of a cake for this weekend. I have the cap made but I am having a hard time making the tassel. I have tried cutting my fondant with scissors and a knife and the pieces keep falling off... can anyone give me some tips on what to do? Or maybe tell me something else I could use for the tassel???

Thank you!

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cakecraving Posted 8 May 2012 , 12:54pm
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I bought an extruder from the clay dept. at my local craft store. It has all different sizes and shapes to push fondant through a tube. Kind of like when I was a kid and played with playdoe.On one of the pieces is a lot of small holes. I have used mine for hair and this weekend I will be using it for tassels on a grad. cap Look it up online it can make your life so much easier. Good luck icon_smile.gif

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Chellescakes Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:44pm
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If you don't have a clay gun , a garlic press will do in a pinch.

just keep adding fondant until you get the length you need and cut it off with a sharp knife or scalpel.

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