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!
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.
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.
Here's another site with the cutters: http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Leaves-Acorns-Cookie-Cutter/dp/B00004WHQJ
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.
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!
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!!!
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).
Thanks Sherri! You just saved me some money; i was looking at the metal cutters which cost alot more!
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
You are most welcome.