Long Rope Of Fondant?

Decorating By kellyd01 Updated 19 Jul 2013 , 8:03pm by CakeRae80

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kellyd01 Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 7:38pm
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How do I make a long rope of fondant? I need to do a peppermint swirl rope border affect for a cake and I'm not sure how I'd get a nice long even width piece....

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keepingitreal21 Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 7:48pm
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Other than carefully rolling it out by hand, you can used Edna's method for rolling out gumpaste or fondant for pearl borders seen here http://designmeacake.com/id71.html starting at timestamp 1:48 or use a clay extruder.

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LizzieAylett Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 7:56pm
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I just got a clay extruder for my birthday and it is fantastic!  I really loved playing with it.  It did the job so neatly and easily.  I think it was the Makin's professional extruder - my husband got it from Amazon.

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CakeRae80 Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 8:03pm
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I just did mine by hand the other day.  I did it with only fondant but I was making "straws" to go into cupcakes.  I rolled out red and white separately, then I left the red lay and I wound the white around the red.  Once it was in place I rolled my right hand away from me and my left hand towards me to get the twist together.  I just kept doing that small portions at a time.  Now I did mine to be pretty skinny and I cut mine along the way.  But you get the general idea.  Good luck!

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