Decorative Fondant Band

Decorating By leahm Updated 27 May 2010 , 1:44pm by leahm

leahm Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:33pm
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I have been asked to make a wedding cake for my niece. She has a picture that shows a fondant covered cake. Each tier has what appears to be a fondant band that wraps around each tier and extends above each tier by an inch or so. The band is made up of cut out fondant circles. The question is how do I make this band? Is there a mat that could be used to roll out the fondant and cut out the circles? I guess I could roll out a strip of fondant and then cut out the circles but I was hoping for an easier way

Thanks for your help

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casme Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:09am
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Without a picture it would be hard to say but I think you are on the right track. I would use the same or different sized round biscuit cutters to cut out circles before applying to the cake.

leahm Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:38pm
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Here is a picture of the cake. How do you think its made?
Thanks for your help

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:53pm
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If your piping skills are MAGNIFICENT you could pipe the circles in royal icing. I rather think cutting fondant circles is the way to go on this one though.

bcake1960 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 2:00pm
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I would cut the circles out of fondant glue the first layer on one by one and then go back and overlay the second layer using very dry circles for the ones at the top edge.. so they hold their shape it really goes pretty quickly. I love this design Very Pretty cake.. Good luck with it and have fun. thumbs_up.gif

DianeLM Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 2:00pm
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It looks like the base pattern was done with a stencil. Then, the fondant circles were added.

The best way to get circles with rounded edges (like a bangle), is to cover your fondant with plastic wrap. Use your cutter right over the plastic wrap. Then, use a slightly smaller cutter to cut away the inside. Remove plastic wrap.

bcake1960 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 6:21pm
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Great tip Diane!! Thanks! Instead of a stencil what about just flat ringsfor the 1st layer. then use the plastic tip for the top layer of rings..?? do you think that would be too bulky?? Im just wondering??

KathysCC Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 6:43pm
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Wow, that is such a gorgeous design? icon_eek.gif Do you know who created the cake in your photo?

I was thinking that you might need to use gumpaste for the outer circles so they don't lose their shape but they need to be dried on a curve to match the cake.

Let us know when you post a photo. This is an amazing cake!

DianeLM Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 7:17pm
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I think cutting out flat rings for the first layer would be just fine. Time consuming, but probably easier than stenciling!

If you have a pasta roller, you can make those rings near paper thin.

eccl1-12 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm
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I agree- I want to see a photo when you get it done too, and let us know how you ended up doing it! I would love to try that some time if I knew how ahead of time icon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 7:45pm
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It looks to me like cutouts. I would use fondant with tylose.
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

Traci805 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 7:55pm
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I saw a picture of the cake in Martha Stewart's magazine. I am sure you can find it on her website. Good luck with the cake!

Chiara Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 7:59pm
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Fantastic cake. It will be a hit.
I might also suggest gum paste since it dries so much faster then fondant.
Please let us see the outcome when you are done.
This is really nice. Your niece is a lucky girl.

leahm Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:34pm
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Thank you all SOOO much! Great ideas. This is why I love this site.
I think I will try cutting the first layer of rings flat then use the plastic technique for the top layer.
The wedding is May 22 so I'll post pictures when I'm done.
Yes it was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings.
Thanks again

leahm Posted 24 May 2010 , 7:52pm
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Here is a picture of the finished cake. Thanks to everyone for your great ideas! I ended up cutting out the circles from gumpaste...over 500!!!

DianeLM Posted 24 May 2010 , 9:19pm
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Stunning! The bride must have been over the moon! Superb work!

sheilabelle Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:55pm
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Beautiful cake. How did they cut it though? That would have interesting to see. lol

Sassy74 Posted 24 May 2010 , 11:51pm
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Fantastic job! It turned out beautiful!

Cookncakes Posted 25 May 2010 , 6:50pm
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You did a fabulous job! Did you end up using the plastic cutting method? I want to try that. And did you assemble the cake before adding the final round of circles? I'm sure everyone loved it!

leahm Posted 26 May 2010 , 12:58am
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I assembled the cake first then placed the circles starting with the bottom layer. I made the circles from 50/50 fondant/gumpaste. I used 2 round cutters ( 1inch and 3/4 inch) one inside the other and seperated by a garden hose gasket. This made the circles symetrical and allowed me to cut them and then kinda plunge them out of the cutter. You have to be carefull picking them up so they don't get wonky. I tried the plastic but couldn't cut the circles all the way through. To get them more rounded I just kinda wiggled the cutter.
Hope this helps

sberryp Posted 26 May 2010 , 1:03am
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Great Job!!!

superstar Posted 26 May 2010 , 1:27am
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Beautiful cake!

jammjenks Posted 26 May 2010 , 1:39am
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It looks nice and so very tedious!

mamawrobin Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:18am
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Great job. I love the look of this cake.

bcake1960 Posted 26 May 2010 , 12:28pm
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Outstanding Job Leah!! That is a beautiful cake! Thanks for posting..

VNatividad Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:10pm
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Very nice, you did great. I saved a pic to try it out. I love the design.

marthajo1 Posted 26 May 2010 , 6:00pm
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Excellent! And great idea for making a concentric circle cutter!

Do you have it in you photos yet? I would like to save it to faves!

Minstrelmiss Posted 26 May 2010 , 6:39pm
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Her post is on the previous page icon_smile.gif

Wendl Posted 26 May 2010 , 6:59pm
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Congratulations!!! icon_smile.gif

marthajo1 Posted 26 May 2010 , 8:28pm
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I saw it on the previous page but not in her photos. I love to comment in the post but also on the photo itself. And I want to save it to my favs cause it is very different!

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