How can I make the dress appear to have "folds" if I am decorating in buttercream? I am making Cinderella. Is there anyway to make it look like the dress is going swoosh?
I have made at least a dozen doll cakes before, but none where the dress has a specific look to it, like Cinderella's does in all the pictures.
I do not want to cover the cake in fondant.
It's very late - does this make any sense?
I understand what you are wanting to do, but I'm not sure how to do it. Sorry, not a lot of help here. Maybe you could carve a few indentations in the cake and ice w/buttercream? That is what I did on a baseball hat that I needed to make look "worn in". I just carved a few places into the cake and iced them smooth, then covered the rest of the hat in b/c and smoothed. Good luck!
You could roll some fondant and then just b/c over them to give it that pleated look.
You'll have to get carving, or bake an extra 2in cake, carve it up and add that to the straight skirt to give the folds.