I'd like to make a cake similar to this one attached. I was wondering if there is a technique for making that top blue cover for fondant? Any input would be most appreciated.
Also, quick question about figures. I want to make an elephant figure to put on top and was wondering do you typically make figures just out of gumpaste or a mixture of gumpaste and fondant. I have satin ice gumpaste and fondant.
One more question, the banner at the bottom that says "god bless..." do people typically make those from fondant or gumpaste.
I like to make my decorations ahead of time so I know they will dry some.
Thanks so much!!!
Hi, I use Satin Ice often. To make figures you can use a gumpaste/fondant mix. I usually just add tylose powder to the fondant and that works well enough. I make banners like that as well.
For the top of the cake, I would just roll out the blue fondant and place it on the cake, you could dust a little cornstarch on the sides to prevent sticking until you have cut your design and are ready to stick it on the sides. I would use an exacto knife and free hand the cut or you could make a template out of was paper to guide the cut.
Hope that helps! Good luck