Fondant Fall Leaves - Which Cutters?

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beachcakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:36pm
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I have a request for a 3 tier cake w/ Fall leaves cascading down it. My question is, which cutters should I get?

I'm thinking Oak, Maple,... ? Not sure what else!

Any help would be appreciated!

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:58pm
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This is the set I used making fall leaves http://www.shopbakersnook.com/m5_view_item.html?m5:item=1738

I got it at Walmart for about three dollars but they didn't have it there until mid September.

I'll see if I can resize a pic of the leaves I made with it so I can put it here.
LL

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beachcakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 6:22pm
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Oh thanks, texas-rose! Your leaves are beautiful!!! Did you purchase a veiner separately? The link to the cutters isn't working for me though.

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mareg Posted 11 May 2009 , 6:32pm
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I used the wiltons fall cookie cutters that come in a set of 3 maple/oak and acorn. didn't use the acorn.
They come in 3 different sizes in the set. There is a picture of my fall wedding cake in my photos.
HTH,

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 May 2009 , 6:41pm
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Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

Here's another site with the cutters: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004WHQJ/?tag=cakecentral-20

I just remembered that I also used a scalloped heart for some of the leaves.

I used the small end of the Wilton veiner that comes in their gumpaste tool set. It seems like it would take forever but it doesn't. I dried them on plastic egg trays (the ones for Easter eggs, a deviled egg platter would work too) and on the backs of silicone mini muffin pans. I painted them with paste color thinned with vodka, to make the veins show and to make them shiny.

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mareg Posted 11 May 2009 , 6:46pm
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OH! A great trick is to vein the leaves with the back of a silk flower leaf. I got the oak and maple leaf and pressed it (the back had the plastic veins in it) into the gumpaste and it came out great!

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beachcakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 7:01pm
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mareg your cake is also beautiful! I'm getting excited to try this design!

You ladies are so smart! Egg trays, silk leaves? Thank you so much!!! icon_smile.gif

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Cakepro Posted 11 May 2009 , 7:32pm
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The JEM Grapevine Leaf Cutter set (http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17048 )makes lovely fall leaves! This is what we used in a Nick Lodge fall arrangement class, along with the Celcakes Grape & Maple Veiner, although if I had to do it over again, I would probably buy the Sunflower Sugar Art grape leaf veiner, as it is silicone, which I love, and is 60% cheaper than the Celcakes one (http://www.globalsugarart.com/search.php?search=grape+veiner&searchimage.x=0&searchimage.y=0).

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beachcakes Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:35am
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Thanks Sherri! You just saved me some money; i was looking at the metal cutters which cost alot more!

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mareg Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:12am
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Another thing I did was crunch up a paper towel and laid the leaves there to dry. It gave them a natural look to their shape...like they really did fall. lol icon_biggrin.gif

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Cakepro Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:25am
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You are most welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

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