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How to Make Fondant Knitting

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Gather Tools and Color Fondant
How to Make Fondant Knitting
Used with permission from Michelle Anderson

There are many lovely cake projects for the special people in our lives that can benefit from an interested edible fondant design piece that looks like knitting. This might seem like a specialized effect but several themes can feature kitting. You can make a simple stacked cake look like a basket of yarn topped with a long knitted swatch and wooden knitting needles for a birthday or retirement party. You can make a knitted fondant pattern and then form it into booties to drape over a baby shower cake highlighting the expected baby's gender with the color of the booties! A perfect knitted scarf can adorn the neck of a coconut dusted snowman on cakes and cupcakes to finish off a cute Christmas cake. The options are endless and created knitted fondant is actually quite easy.

You will need:

  • Homemade or premade fondant
  • Gel color in the shade you want the finished knitted fondant
  • Luster dust that is slightly darker than the gel color
  • An extruder with an attachment for round lengths
  • Cornstarch
  • Toothpicks
  • Paring knife
  • Edible glue
  • Paint brush
  • Knitting needles or wooden dowels

Take a piece of fondant and knead it on a clean flat surface lightly dusted with cornstarch until it is supple. Add gel color to the fondant with a toothpick.

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