Draping Help Needed - Wedding Shower Dress Cake

Decorating By bellyjeans Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 5:52am by gateaux

bellyjeans Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 9:57pm
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I've seen so many pictures in the gallery of a wedding shower dress cake that's usually rectangular... how would I do the draping on it?

I hope that made sense! dunce.gif

6 replies
debster Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 10:16pm
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If it's the flat sheet cake type it's done by pleating. I've not done one yet though.

gr8_seamstress Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 10:19pm
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roll your fondant larger than "dress" pleat to gather & make drape effect.

bellyjeans Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:43am
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What shape would you cut the bottom of the dress into before pleating?

gr8_seamstress Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:46am
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It can be easly cut afterward with scissors, or given a handerchief or scallop edge before placing on cake. Make a small "test" dress to determine the shape.

Ruth0209 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:52am
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I actually did mine in individual sections because smaller pieces of fondant are easier to handle. I just tucked the edge under to give it the pleated effect. I cut the bottom after it was on the cake.

gateaux Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:52am
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I suggest using the back of the pan you will use or used for the cake that way you will get the almost perfect fit.
Also to do the pleats I use Chop-sticks to help get them even and it's easy to lift.

Hope this makes sense.

Good Luck.

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