Can someone please tell me how I make the cute little buttons that are on baby shower cakes? I have a baby sh ower cake to do within the next month or so and would love to know how to do them.
Thanks so much!
I am on dial up so it would take me forever to see the video alana posted. I hope this isn't a repeat but this is how I do it. I cut a round circle of fondant the size that I want the button to be. Then I take a wooden dowel that is 1/8 inch smaller than that circle, and I press it into the cutout circle making the rim of the button. I then make the two button holes with a teeny tiny cocktail straw or the tip of one of my round decorator tips--about a #3 or so. My husband has cut me several dowels in various sizes and sanded the cut ends so they are nice and smooth. I hope this helps. Wish I could see the video as Alana has lots of good tips.
Heh, Heh, thanks Lily. The video is Rebecca Sutterby on her local news chanel. She does a monthly taping with great tips for cake decorating. She uses that silcone plastique to make molds of real objects like a broach, her husbands fist!!! and buttons. Then she uses gumpaste to cast the objects from the molds.