Draping Fondant

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 4:00am by madgeowens

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madgeowens Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 7:00am
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Is ther a tutorial on how to do the fondant drapes....the ones that cascade down several tiers....thanks for help

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madgeowens Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:55pm
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anyone know???

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Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:24pm
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Madge, there is a tutorial from Satin Ice by Collette Peters. It is basically the same thing, just tweak it a bit.

http://www.satinfinefoods.com/how.htm

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madgeowens Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:25am
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Thanks Rylan

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madgeowens Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:58am
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I wanted something more from top to bottom...anything else out there? DOES EVERYONE USE 50/50 GP AND FONDANT?

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Lcubed82 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 3:24am
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http://cakecentral.com/articles/118/how-to-make-fondant-swags

this is basically how I did my drapes, with the dowels to help form the folds. I let it dry just a bit, so when I picked it up, the folds didn't just sag out. I made my fondant pieces about 3 1/2 " wide, length was 8" to about 15" as the tiers grew. I made Michelle Foster's Fondant recipe, and mixed with gumpaste powder (you could just mix f and gp). Roll thin. Mine did stretch some as I picked them up, you just have to work with it, then take off the extra.
I used vanilla to brush on to attach the drapes to the fondant.[/url]

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madgeowens Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 5:06am
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Thanks. Actually I want to hang drapes from top tier to bottom third tierkind of like the pattern of a "z' For lack of better description.

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Lcubed82 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 4:16pm
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Same technique, just a lot longer. That's where letting it sit and firm up just a bit might help. and get longer dowels from the hobby store! I had sticks end to end under my longer pieces to support the whole length! But at 1am, ya use what ya got!

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madgeowens Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:00am
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you didn't leave them in the cake did you?

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