I am making a cake for my DS, and have seen a few cakes on here with quilling on them. I have no idea how to make them nor how I would attach them to cake..If anyone could help me with this I would so greatly appreciate it!!! I was trying to find the pic of the cake I seen to attach it but now cannot find it!!!!
If it is a buttercream cake, you can just press them into the cake. If it is fondant, attach with royal icing. Also best to use a quilling tool made specifically for quilling gumpaste.
izzybee, thanks for the info, where can I find a quilling tool? Have you dont it before? Is it hard to do?? Oh and what do I use to make it? Gumpaste or Fondant??
see my answer here:
quilling tool shouldn't be needed (not to mention gumpaste/fondant couldn't be rolled thin enough to work with it) as fondant/gumpaste will stick to sell unlike paper.
just use finger to start it rolling over on itself and away you go.
Thanks Doug...I've been wanting to try this technique as well. Cheers
I get it thin enough by using a pasta machine without any problems.
I have a sugarcraft quilling set, I live in the UK and I got it online here from http://www.apieceofcakethame.co.uk/view_products.aspx?txtSearch=Guy+Paul
It cost Â£5.30 and has a roller cutter that cuts seven strips at a time and a pin to twirl. it also comes with a pattern leaflet.
I use ready made flower paste (gum paste) with it and then edible glue to stick it onto the cake. It does take time to do but I love the effect.
I fell in love with the idea when I saw I_heart_pastry's cake. I have tried to find a picture of the Colette Peters cake that she mentions but I haven't managed to see it. Does anyone know if it is in one of her books? I can' see it on her website.
Thanks so much for all the info, I cannot wait to give it a try..
. I have tried to find a picture of the Colette Peters cake that she mentions but I haven't managed to see it. Does anyone know if it is in one of her books? I can' see it on her website.
It's in Cakes to Dream on, if you look on her website under Weddings it's the second cake in.
I found a picture of cake!
I did that cake! For that one, I used a clay gun to make the flat & round strands. A pasta machine works too, but I found the clay gun to be easier. Plus I like the look of the rounded strands and with a pasta machine you'll only be able to do flat ones. I bought a dishwasher-safe plastic clay gun at Michaels for about $8. Everything on the cake is done in fondant (you can use gumpaste too). I rolled the strands into petals and pinched the ends to give the teardrop shapes. Used a damp brush to stick the pieces together, and let it all dry for several days. For the flat pieces, you need to be sure they dry with the pieces standing up vertically. Then I used royal icing to stick them to the fondant-covered cake.
Hope that helps - you're welcome to PM me with any specific questions!
Thank so much I_heart_Pastry, I dont know why I didnt think to PM you. But thanks so much for the info, im on my way to Michaels for a clay gun!!