cakefairy03 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:33am

It looks awesome! Great job so far...can't wait to see the final piece!

dalis4joe Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:57am

that's the small one... I had ordered it for a wedding I have coming up... the picture I posted they used the big one but I like the look of the small one better...

greengyrl26 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:23pm


ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:24pm

It looks beautiful so far! I love the tiny dots, can't wait to see the final result! icon_smile.gif

dalis4joe Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm
Originally Posted by buttercreammgt

I just had a design appt. tonight and she wanted this cake How cool is it that I get to watch someone else do it first.


PinkLisa Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:11pm

Who did this cake originally? What site is it from? I LOVE IT!

dalis4joe Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:15pm

It's from a brides magazine... I will look up who did it and post the info.. but I tried to go to the website before to see if they had the cake from other angles or close up pics and the cake is not posted in her site... but I will get the info for you icon_smile.gif

GI Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 12:30pm
Originally Posted by icer101

shirleyw. that use to be on here. has a pic in her photos of a chocolate ruffle cake like this. she used a ruffling machine. she bought at sweet inpirations. but other places sell it like country kitchen , i think. check out her photos. hth

I love shirleyw's work...she was one of my favorite people here on CC....these are links to her pix:

fondant ruffles:

chocolate ruffles done she says with the La Girolle ruffler :

(BTW: Shirley rated the La Girolle ruffler 5/5 stars in her review if you wish to read/order the gadget: HTH! thumbs_up.gif )

dalis4joe Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 1:36pm

I have seen that but how do u use it with fondant and/or gumpaste? I am doing Colette Peters technique on ruffles and it's quite easy and so far so good... but I would love to know how this is used with fondant/gumpaste, etc...

Meagan84 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm

I think Cookie4 got it right. I would cut out gumpaste circles and attach them to the cake. I wouldn't pinch the end, but maybe wrap it around the earaser end of a pencil and ruffle it that way. It instantly reminded me of the projects we did as kids where we used little squares of tissue paper to fill in a picture. We put the eraser end of a pencil in the middle of the tissue and wrapped it up the pencil. Then we just glued the bottom down. Of course this cake is much more sophisticated and beautiful than a project for children! Good luck!

dalis4joe Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:10pm

thanks for the tip!! I have been using collete peters technique but today I am doing the top and that might help to make the center... I will try it...

Tiffany0481 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:23am

I am very anxious to see your cake when it is finished. I LOVE the ruffle look. I was actually looking for an easy technique for a tissue paper look and this was great. Good luck on finishing the ruffles!

dalis4joe Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:05am

Thanks... just have the top to finish... that's tmo.. so I should be posting the pics tmo pm or friday am at the latest...

thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and help yoou have shown me here... {{{HUGS}}}

iamcakin Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 1:10pm

Just wondering how it went...can't wait to see pics!

PinkLisa Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 1:32pm

Me too!

jessielou Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:15pm

Me three! icon_smile.gif

dalis4joe Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:22pm
Originally Posted by iamcakin

Just wondering how it went...can't wait to see pics!

Hi... ok... so not finished yet... but I will post a progression pic... just cause I know you guys have been there for me since I started this...

I got swamped these past weeks with cake orders so I need to put that on hold until I did the paid orders (hehehe... $$$)

but I left this week cleared... so I can finish all of it...
BUT surprise surprise... I am sick as a dog lol... I have a bad cold but I will work through it... I HAVE to finish this or I won't be ready for the show.... so here is a a pic of the work so far... lemme know whatcha think....

Toothpicks are to help the ruffle dry up...

PinkLisa Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:24pm

Stunning!!! I cannot wait to see the finished pictures. I definitely am going to try this techique! You will be the hit of the show!

PinkLisa Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:24pm

Can you explain how you did this?

dalis4joe Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:30pm

I will do a pic tutorial on this... when I finish it... it's relly easy... using a pasta machine... make the strips and scrunch them in one end (like making pleats randomly on the strip...

... glue them and place the toothpicks so they can hold the shape...

hth (for now) icon_smile.gif

PinkLisa Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:33pm

Do did you get them to fit together so nicely. Did you place them in circle around each other? Did you do that on the cake? What did you use for glue?

dalis4joe Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:39pm

I did strips... not rounds... long strips... and glue them with water... little water... just enough to make the fondant tacky... it takes time because u have to do it per strip sorta... after I did a row.. I have to wait until it dries and go on to the next row... if u do it too soon u mess up the one next to it...

iamcakin Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:42pm

so here is a a pic of the work so far... lemme know whatcha think....

OH my gosh! This is SO beautiful, thanks so much for the pic.

So sorry you are under the weather...hope you feel better soon.
NOW I can't wait for the tutorial!

sillywabbitz Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:01pm

It's amazing and I may steal your design!

dalis4joe Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:16pm
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

It's amazing and I may steal your design!

lol... there are a few CC'ers that want to do it also... I don't mind... cause when I saw it I also fell in love with it... I just think it's so simple and elegant.. icon_smile.gif

Tiffany0481 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 10:04pm

I love this you did a great job!! I will definitely be trying this at some point .. maybe on my own wedding cake!!

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