I'm making a cake for one of my good friends this coming August and I gave her some ideas and we have finally settled on a design so everything is seemingly well and good except I'm not really sure how to make this happen. I've attached a rough sketch of the cake and the 3 matching tiers are going to be white fondant where it is left white and the colored in parts are going to be a light grey. I don't want to paint this on I want to have the fondant colored all the way through and the scalloped part I would love to act as a lip for pearls that are going to rest along that line. Any suggestions on how to make this happen would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
So you are going to have this scalloped edge on 3 tiers and you want it to be gray right?
Just cover all the cakes w/white. For the 3 color your fondant gray; roll out thinner than the white layer; and cut to size, including the scallop edges and carefully apply over the white fondant.
Example: If the tier is a 10" round, roll the gray fondant into a 14" circle, cut the scallops and flop the whole piece onto a big rolling pin or some other 'transport' (I'm thinking a pizza pan) and place it on top of the white fondant. You will wnat to brush the white area w/water to help this gray piece stick to it. I wouldn't put any water on the side of the cake but use a brush to very lightly dampen the back of the gray fondant. You don't want any water to get *anywhere* that will not be covered as it will mar the finish.
Check this post by Walls1971.
It is almost exactly the same cake and there have been lots of responses and ideas there already! Good Luck!
You guys rock!!! thanks so much! you took a huge weight off my shoulders!!! I'm sure I'll be back with more questions but for now I love you both!