How Do I Pleat Fondant

Decorating By lisa_mae Updated 24 Aug 2008 , 10:03pm by weirkd

lisa_mae Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 9:19pm
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i saw a few cakes that i liked with pleated fondant and wasnt quite sure how to do it if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated thanx

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Barbara Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 9:41pm
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Creative Cutters has a new "pleater" out this year.The easiest way to do pleating would be to roll out your fondant and trim evenly.Using popsickle sticks(or similar round sticks) ,place one under fondant,on top on fondant bunt another stick up to the one under fondant,then keep alternating to create pleats.Push and mold the fondant around sticks.Let dry some before trying to move---not too much or it might crack.
Barbara

chasebrad Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 9:42pm
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Check out the articles tab on this site. There is a great one on pleated swags. I used the directions when I made my brother's wedding cake.

Here is the link
http://www.cakecentral.com/article63-How-To-Make-Fondant-Swags.html

Best of luck!

weirkd Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 10:03pm
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There is a rolling pin that Global Sugar Art sells from Rosa's Designs I believe that will do the pleating for you.
If your doing it vertically I use dowels and let them it dry a bit for a bit and then remove them and it usually keeps its shape.

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