Help Me Deconstruct This Cake

Decorating By DebbieHouser Updated 7 Aug 2008 , 5:10pm by DebbieHouser

DebbieHouser Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 1:06pm
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Below is a cake a bride sent me. Its fondant I know but what is the banding around each tier. Also, what do you think the leaves are made out of...gumpaste? fake? something else?


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playingwithsugar Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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Those are Japanese Maple leaves (one of my favorite trees) and can be made of gumpaste. Just make sure that you use thin wire.

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jules1719 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 2:38pm
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This cake is from Brides Mag "50 Most Beautiful Cakes" and the copy in the mag states that the leaves are indeed gumpaste. Although they look too thin and would be exceedingly fragile if actually sugar.

Lady_Phoenix Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 3:36pm
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The cakes are online at Brides. com According to the article, the bands aroumd the tiers are spun sugar.

DebbieHouser Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 5:10pm
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Thanks everyone! What a big help that you found that picture online. The bride wants to use silk flowers to save money. I've no idea where she will find them.

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