I am continuing this saga with the fondant cane. I just had to try it.
You can see episode 2 of playing with my food here
You can see how the clay checkerboard is done here
I extruded the white fondant first.
The red fondant that Pila makes at her pantry is super saturated red and so much easier to buy than to make.
And since it was so inexpensive we bought the hardest colors to make.
Making them ourselves from the white would have taken the whole weekend, we had food we had to play with.
The fondant checkerboard cane
So move the extrduder over a table or cutting board as you extrude.
Look at that red, just a yummy, intense red. Well done Pila!!
If you load up the barrel of the extruder you will get close to the same amount.
Another thing I learned, is to cut both extruded pieces in half, they will be much easier to work with.
I said, very tiny bit of water. If you read episode 2, you will remember I learned that water breaks down fondant.
I put these together so they go red, white, red, white.
This is called a pattern ;-D too much Sesame Street, sorry!!
Water will break down fondant.
Whatever is left over can be mixed in to a nice pink fondant, right?
Or maybe more of a salmon.
If it does...
you did good.
Now cut the stacked ones in half.
very tiny bit of water to one half.
Once the two halves are stacked together press very gently together and then rotate one-quarter turn and press that side together gently. Keep turning and rotating one-quarter turn until it is compacted together.
Stay tuned for the episode where I do something with this. LOL!! I didn't say the next episode either.
Another thing I learned is "You can cane fondant", what a blast. I learned a lot, didn't I?
What is next?
Cookie dough??? LOL!!