Ok...This is my first pillow cake I thought it came out pretty good...until it got to the catering hall. The middle pillow I decided I would put half blue fondant and airbrush and white fondant for the bottom. All the other pillows were covered in fondant. Well...when I got to the hall the white flipped off the cake and wouldnt stay on and I winded up having some extra butter cream and that kept it but I was so disappointed. Thank god it was for my neice and they were so understanding. Does anyone know what I could have done so that would have not happened. Should I have overlaped it a bit with the blue fondant? Was the cake too soft??? I also notice the bottom layer was looking a little smooched. Did I need more dowels? Please help me so that this doesnt happen again.
Looks like there wasn't enough support for the 2 inches of white fondant folded up the side.
Alternatives that would have worked: Cover the whole cake in white fondant, then add a thin layer of blue over the top... OR ...Cover the whole cake in blue fondant and glue a thin strip of white fondant on top of the blue.
Otherwise, it's a beautiful cake! Great save, too.
I think it looks wonderful and would've loved to have had a cake like this on my Sweet 16!
It must've been a GREAT save because I can't really see what you're talking about!
In the pics it looks gorgeous. I love it. So delicate and pretty. Perfect for a sweet 16.
You did a fantastic job! My first pillow was an awful experience, but after the first one they got easier. I wrap the whole pillow in fondant. There ends up being small folds on the bottom side, but you can't see them.
wouldnt folding the fondant under the pillow look more billowy (new word)?
And dont we all just love those big fluffy billowy pillows? So I think that is a wonderful idea.
Thanks for sharing it.
Not really. The fondant sticks to the BC on the underside of the pillow, and you can smooth it pretty well. It folds only a little on the very bottom.