How to Make Fondant Paper Clips - CakeWhiz

How to Make Fondant Paper Clips

Use this step-by-step tutorial to make edible fondant paper clips. Great for decorating back to school or office themed cakes or cupcakes.

I made these fondant paper clips since school’s about to start for many kids in the next week or so.

And I only know this because Wal Mart and every other store out there seems to packed with stationery items…hehe.  

I CAN’T wait till my little one starts school so that I can take him “back to school” shopping and buy him all sorts of CUTE stuff.

One of my FONDEST memories as a kid was shopping for cute school supplies with my mom…hehe.

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Yes! I am a total GEEK and cute stationery makes me wanna sing and dance with happiness (even today!)…lol!

I DON’T even remember actually using a lot of the stuff but nonetheless, it was fun to buy them…hahaha 😛

Anyways, in spirit of all the kids going “back to school,” my next few postings will FOCUS on stationery and other school-related items.

Today, I am sharing a very EASY tutorial on making edible FONDANT PAPER CLIPS!

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You can use fondant, gumpaste or 50/50 to make these paper clips.

It all DEPENDS on how fast you want them to dry. Gumpaste dries the fastest and fondant dries the slowest… I used gumpaste.

You can use these as cupcake toppers or even use them on a back to school themed cake. 

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To make these fondant paper clips, you will need the following supplies:

Marshmallow fondant or Gumpaste (in various colors) or fondant or 50/50
Fondant extruder or a clay extruder
Shortening
Wax paper

And these are the steps:

Step 1:
Rub quite a bit of shortening on a small ball of gum paste until it gets very soft.
Then, attach the disc with the little circle to your extruder.
Make a sausage shape out of your gumpaste and insert it into the extruder.
Push the back piece of the extruder firmly until a thin rope of gumpaste starts to come out. 

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Step 2:
Arrange the rope of gumpaste into the shape of a paper clip on a sheet of wax paper.
Note:
You can even draw a picture of a few paper clips on white paper and then place a sheet of wax paper on top of it.

Then, you can use the drawings to guide you, as you arrange the gumpaste rope into the shape of a paper clip. 

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And you are done making fondant paper clips. 

Allow these pieces to dry overnight or until they harden and then, use them to decorate your cakes and cupcakes.

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Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

3 comments on “How to Make Fondant Paper Clips”

  1. Such cute little paper clips 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Hi, Is it okay If I take only fondant (I don’t add CMC or Tycose). and make stationery like pencil, paper clips.

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