A client of mine has asked me to replicate this wedding cake or something similar. I am slightly stumped as to how to pull this one off. Has anyone made a cake with a similar design/peeling effect? I have some ideas of how I could make this work with fondant and/or gumpaste but I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks so much!
It's a very pretty cake; simple and elegant. It looks like they covered the tiers in fondant and then wrapped various panels of differing heights around the tiers. The panels look like they were cut straight on the bottom and with a slight curve on the top that was thinned out in places with a ball tool.
Is this what you were thinking?
I agree with Sara,
So gorgeous - post pics when you are done!
It seems I've seen this style of cake and as I recall, it was wrapped in chocolate, which was shaped for the effect shown. Notice how really thin those layers are. I'm thinking I saw the cake in the wedding cake book that comes from England (Wedding Cake Designs?)
If it is chocolate, I'd recommend doing a small practice run. I've worked with chocolate making my City Skyline cake ... nothing as intricate and detailed as this one. I had to work really fast when applying the chocolate to the cake and I wasn't dealing with such an intricate design.
Fondant would be easier to work with than chocolate, if you can get it super thin like that.
Sorry, but I think it looks like a mushroom gone bad. I've got no clue on how to do the effect. Good luck.
If you have the Wilton wedding cake books from the past 5 years, a similar effect was in one of those. It is white with pink edges - three ruffles per tier.
I have a yellow cake in my pictures that is very similar but the collars are shorter. I'm pretty sure the cake in your picture is done the same way.
I cut out three long strips of fondant for each tier (should have make them a bit thinner). Each one was shorter than the other. The bottom edge of each strip was straight and the top edge was cut in a rolling motion.
Then I placed them on the cake and glued them with vanilla, and then curled down the top edge with my fingers.
Hope this helps!