CoutureCakeCreations Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:19pm
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I would love to do a corset on a cake but have no idea how!
Can any of you help?
Here is a picture!
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debster Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:26pm
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Wow! that's a nice cake, the corset looks carved to me, I'm waiting to see what others think. Good luck!!!

CoutureCakeCreations Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:27pm
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I apologize, I should have been more specific. I am wanting info on how to do the actual criss cross effect. How to make the cord, etc. Not the actual shape of the cake.

tiggy2 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:31pm
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It looks like fondant to me. You can buy molds with that design and use a clay gun for the strings.

Auryn Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:31pm
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are you wanting the cord to be edible?
if not you could use leather lace

CoutureCakeCreations Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:32pm
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what exactly is a clay gun. how does it work

sbcakes Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:33pm
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The criss cross corset, I think was done from fondant.

leah_s Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:33pm
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That looks so much like a real cord, my vote would be for sugar veil. It is totally flexible (and edible.)

crablegs Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:36pm
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what is sugar veil?

crablegs Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:37pm

what is sugar veil?

crablegs Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:37pm

what is sugar veil?

beachcakes Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:45pm

I would use a clay gun too. Also called a clay extruder. You can find them in the craft store next to the clay supplies. It comes with discs that make different shapes, kind of like spritz cookies. icon_smile.gif

vickymacd Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:45pm

I was just going to comment on the construction...
I thing the corset looks like the sport ball pan. One on top of each other. Instead of frosting them both together to form a ball.

melysa Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:46pm

you can easily duplicate the look with fondant and a clay gun/extruder. sugar veil is a more expensive probability.

a clay gun is a simple tool that you place softened fondant into and push it out through a shaped tip that allows you to make ropes and things like that. they can get pricey if you want a really good one, but if it will be an occasional use, they can be bought really cheap. i bought a five dollar plastic one at michaels craft store in the polymer clay aisle. http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=clay+extruder&category0=

FromScratch Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:46pm

I'm betting it's gumpaste.. fondant would break too much. You would use a clay gun like this one

http://www.earlenescakes.com/store/images/tools/T-BSCG_LG.jpg

and take the resulting strings and carefully weave it through the holes..

I think that the sugarveil would be flatter on one side.. it doesn't hold it's shape when piped onto something to dry out before you can handle it.. unless you piped it and hung it off of something, but I think it would break off before you got a long enough piece.

The lace just looks like fondant or gumpaste cut out with a lace cutter and then use a round tip to make the holes for the cording to go through.

melysa Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:47pm

the sugarveil system http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/airbrush/airpen.htm

melysa Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:49pm

here are some lace borders that can be used for the sides of the laced ribbon http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/44-1010.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/beads.htm&h=177&w=250&sz=15&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=Ipy3bLQmg4yjWM:&tbnh=79&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2Bsite:www.sugarcraft.com%2Bfondant%2Blace%2Bborder%2B%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den

melysa Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by jkalman

I'm betting it's gumpaste.. fondant would break too much. You would use a clay gun like this one

http://www.earlenescakes.com/store/images/tools/T-BSCG_LG.jpg

and take the resulting strings and carefully weave it through the holes..




gumpaste is a good idea. i would think though that you could use smaller separate pieces for each criss cross and attach them to the hole with glue, and just give the appearance of one long strand. that would be really difficult to get them laced up without breaking or cracking from drying out. just a thought. ???

FromScratch Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:18pm

Not it you do it quickly.. and the cording will be thicker than say hair.. so you'll have more play time.. you could also use fondant with some tylose added to it or a 70:30 mix of gumpaste and fondant. Straight fondant will stretch and break off though.

debster Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:22am

Good idea on the sports ball pan turned upside down, also I think the side things to the corset are those cutters ( I have them) from www.globalsugarart.com the V shaped from FMM Green set I believe. I have yet to try the gun thing. Love your ideas everyone!!!!!

emilyg Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:36pm

Thought this how-to might be helpful if you use SugarVeil to create the corset,:

Smooth prepared SugarVeil (mix 1c. SugarVeil to 1/3c. plus two Tbl. boiling water and color a chocolate color) into a solid sheet. When the sheet is âsetâ, use decorative scissors to cut the patterned edge of the vertical corset strips, and a paper punch to make the holes. Attach (using a tiny bit of moisture on a fingertip if necessary) the straight edge of the corset strip to the fondant cake, leaving the patterned edge to dimensionally stand a bit away from the fondant surface. For the laces, comb lines into a portion of the chocolate-color SugarVeil using the âwide linesâ edge of the SugarVeil Confectionery Comb [Note: For the smoothest of lace lines, refrigerate SugarVeil about 30 min. before combing]. When âsetâ, apply the laces in sections, attaching the âunderâ laces (again with a tiny bit of moisture) to the underside of the corset strip, and allowing the âoverâ laces to actually go thru the holes, attaching invisibly on the underside of the corset strip. Tie one of the laces into a bow and attach separately, knotting the ends of the laces if desired. The monogram can be stenciled onto a sheet of white SugarVeil, and the other details on the cake can be piped directly onto the cake using a parchment cone. For more info, click on the step-by-step American Cake Decorating article listed on our home page. Also, feel free to email us at art@sugarveil.com with any questions. Thanks! Emily at SugarVeil

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