I have a request for a wedding cake with pleated fondant covering the cake board. Any suggestions on how to do this technique? The bride to be doesn't have a photo to show me, just said she saw one somewhere online. Can you help?
Pleating isn't as hard as it looks. Cut pieces of fondant into rectangles in the length that you need and fold about 1/3 of the width under, being sure to not press the fold, unless you want a pressed look of course. The last piece is placed under the first piece. I usually attach the pieces at the top and the unfolded side.
If you are going to add any embellishments (luster dust, etc.), add this before cutting the pleats.
Since they are going to be on the cake board then they need to be rolled fairly thinly so as not too have too much bulk at the base of the cake. The border on your cake should look like rolled fabric to cover the ends and attach to the cake.
Thanks for the info. I can't wait to try it out and see how it goes!
I still can't find the picture of this, does anybody know where to find it?