How Do I Do This One?

Decorating By thecakeprincess Updated 22 Jan 2010 , 10:11pm by loopilu

thecakeprincess Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:23pm
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How did the cake artist achieve this look? Fondant for the pattern on the cake?

Thanks!
LL

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joyfullysweet Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:29pm
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It's hard to tell because the pic is so far away. I'm thinking that they piped on the floral design and then used a paint brush for the petals?

KHalstead Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:38pm
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looks like they just placed pieces of embossed fondant on top of a fondant covered cake. BEautiful!!

all4cake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:48pm
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Strange, how we all see something different...

I think it is narrow strips of fondant attached to make the petals. Then, a textured fondant button placed in the center.

Could also be achieved with buttercream and a rose tip...using the same technique one uses to make a icing ribbon bow...

all4cake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:06pm
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The more I look at it...it does look more like it was piped on with buttercream and a rose tip...

ETA: 'Cause, when it's blown up, jiggly(and I ain't critisizin') piping is detectable on a couple of the petals. I imagine they had to be piped at awkward angles and would definitely put a strain on smooth piping....

all4cake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:11pm
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If you right click on the 'X', and choose, open in different window...then increase your window size to 400...you can see it better...not crystal clear...just better.

all4cake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:18pm
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and in order to give some of the petals 'lift', the decorator used dollops of buttercream where the outer petal would be then, piped the ribbon over the dollop (same technique (I can't remember who demonstrated them ) used to make dimensional buttercream flowers...

thecakeprincess Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:54pm
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Thanks for the help!

loopilu Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 10:11pm
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not sure, but lovely cake! Are you going to make it?

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