Is There A Thread Or Expanation Of How To...

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 11 Aug 2010 , 2:38pm by Kiddiekakes

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:23pm
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We all loved this Pregnant belly cake when it was posted and I know many have asked or PM trying to find out.

Well...you guessed it...I have a customer wanting this cake and I need to find out how to do the pleats...

Does anyone know? Is there a thread explaning how it was done?


Thanks in Advance!!


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Win Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:29pm
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I think that is, by far, the best belly cake I have ever seen. I really don't like them otherwise. This one is so tasteful.

I have seen others do the skirt pleats by laying the fondant over and under dowels. Does that make sense? One dowel below the fondant, one above, one below, one above, etc., etc., etc. This provides evenly spaced and perfectly raised pleats.

That's all I can give ya! HTH.

Mom_Of_4 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:40pm
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Oooh that one is really pretty! I have seen the pleats done the way Win explained them above, but have never tried it. Good luck! It is a beautiful cake!

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:54pm
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Yes..I agree about the dowels as I just can't see doing that all by hand..The fondant would dry out....I have PM'd the member but I think she speaks spanish so I'm not sure she will respond.

I also thought about setting skinny snakes underneath like wilton does with the doll cakes to get the raised pleat look..Would that work?I don't know if it will look to staged though and not natural looking...

Ah Man...How do I get myself into these messes... icon_redface.gificon_cry.gif

Win Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:58pm
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Yes..I agree about the dowels as I jsut can't see doing that all by hand..The fondant would dry out....I have PM'd the member but I think she speaks spanish so I'm not sure she will respond.




When I have a large piece of fondant that I need to work with before applying to the cake, I keep a piece of plastic wrap over the area I am not working at the time. I weigh down the plastic wrap with a damp paper towel. The damp does not bleed through but holds down the plastic enough to keep it from slipping when I'm working on another area, yet still is pliable enough to "scooch" along as I work.

carrywilsonhome Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:58pm
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You can see where it's been clearly shaped around dowels in parts of that picture. Since there isn't much manipulation of the fondant, other than laying it on the cake once you're done pleating, you don't have to worry much about drying and cracking. You're not doing much to it once you get it on there. So, really, you want it to dry a bit so it can hold it's shape after you move it around.

The boobs part (sorry), looks as if it may have been actually pleated/folded with very thick fondant...again, not a biggie and no worries about drying out.

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 3:24pm
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So how would one transfer the big sheet pleated onto the cake? Would it be better to cut one large piece or 2 seperate pieces?

Win Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 3:50pm
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I think two sheets would show on a cake like that. Again, I have not done this myself, but would probably approach it like this: icon_lol.gif

After you slide the dowels out, like carriewilsonhome mentioned in her post, there should be a small amount of setting up already taking place. Keep the pleats as close together at the top end so you can use that for the part under the bodice --then arrange the rest of the pleats into a skirt. I'd then slide the entire piece onto thin cardboard and use that to slide the pleats off and onto the cake itself. After it's on the cake, there should still be time to arrange it before it dries too much to further manipulate.

Again, not sure if that's how it should be done, but how I'd approach it.

carrywilsonhome Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 4:05pm
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Use a rimless cookie sheet, or a pizza peel as some call it.

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 4:07pm
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Ahhhh yes...I have a large wilton rimless cookies sheet.I will use that to slide it on...

Win Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 5:32pm
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Ahhhh yes...I have a large wilton rimless cookies sheet.I will use that to slide it on...




The only issue with a cookie sheet is that you have no flexibility with it. When I have needed to slide a large sheet over a shaped cake, the flexibility of the cardboard allowed me to basically start it at the correct angle of the curve and expand it outward when I needed to do so. The stiffness of the pan does not allow for that. Poster-board was perfect for my situation which is why it makes sense to me to use it for something similar.

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 5:41pm
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Okay..so you suggest using a piece of cardboard?Maybe that would be btter..I never thought of that!

Any more suggestions!! I am open to all!!

heddahope Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:04pm
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I believe the creator of this gorgeous cake commented somewhere about how she did it. I will try and search for it.

annacakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:18pm
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Would like to be able to save this one too.

heddahope Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:23pm
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Sorry, scratch my previous post. It was a different person, not the creator, that I was thinking about.

nancyg Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:32pm
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Hopefully someone knows how to get a directions on it.....It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 8:48pm
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So any guesses on what size the belly cake is..I have a 8 inch half ball....I know the breasts are the mini wonder mold pan..Should I put a 10 inch underneath and carve it to make it look higher...I need to feed about 15.

ruidiaz Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:28pm
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Hi, my name is Angie and I'm from Puerto Rico. After reading this post, I talked to Awi, the girl who made this amazing cake. She said that, even though her english is not very good, she'll log in during the weekend and will try to explain, as best as she can, how to make the cake ... so nice of her! icon_biggrin.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:33pm
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Thankyou soooo much Angie...I do appreciate it.....There are so many here that totally loved her belly cake and I'm sure they would like to know how she did it!!! I even PM'd her by personal message so I encourage her to try and respond as I know I can understand what she is saying...

By the way...Welcome to CC!!!!

CNCS Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by ruidiaz

Hi, my name is Angie and I'm from Puerto Rico. After reading this post, I talked to Awi, the girl who made this amazing cake. She said that, even though her english is not very good, she'll log in during the weekend and will try to explain, as best as she can, how to make the cake ... so nice of her! icon_biggrin.gif




She can go to bablefish and it will translate her instructions into english for her.

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 8:00pm
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I used to have the google bar translater but I can't fingure out how re-to install it....

sberryp Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by ruidiaz

Hi, my name is Angie and I'm from Puerto Rico. After reading this post, I talked to Awi, the girl who made this amazing cake. She said that, even though her english is not very good, she'll log in during the weekend and will try to explain, as best as she can, how to make the cake ... so nice of her! icon_biggrin.gif




Thanks alot! icon_biggrin.gif

Bakingangel Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 10:34pm
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Kiddielales - Any word from the original op?

chanielisalevy Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 11:48pm
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anyone out there know what she painted or dusted on to make it look satiny? I've been trying to get this look but whatever dust I use dry or painted on looks streaky and uneven. She made it look like real satin. Anyone ahve any thoughts how she did it?

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 1:36am
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BakingAngel,

No not yet..I even PM'd her using a translation program in Spanish and haven't heard back...

chanielisalevy,

The satin look is probably pearl sheen airbrush.If you add a touch of the blue in with the pearl sheen it will spray a blue sheen.

awiscar Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 7:06am
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Hola!!!!

La verdad nadie me había escrito sobre este cake hasta que ruidiaz me escribió y luego Mommadukes. Tendrán que usar un traductor o si alguien les quiere traducir mi explicación fantástico!!!!... Este cake de preñada lo hice para un seminario y no encontramos como picarlo pues quedo preciosaaa... Aquí les comparto como hacerla.

Los moldes que uso son la bola wilton y el miniwonders de wilton. También puedes usar el huevo 3D de wilton. Yo uso una bola #8.

Colocas tus cakes en posición. Lo cubres con frosting y le pones a los senos el fondant color piel o si gustas a todo el cake. Si lo pones a todo el cake y cometes errores podrás levantar tu pasta y volverla a usar sin residuos de frosting. Luego haces una tira larga de mas o menos 14 pulgadas y la plizas. Encontré este tutorial que te muestra mas o menos como lo hago es la misma técnica de swag o draping. Solo que mis palos van a ser mas largos de mas de 16 pulgadas para poderlos manejar bien.




Luego de hacer el paño plizado remuevo los palitos y presiono la parte superior para mantener firmes los plizados. Coloco el primero en el centro y luego dos mas uno a cada lado. Estos deben llevar la esquina que va pegada al del centro hacia adentro formando un pliegue igual al drapeado para que la unión se vea uniforme y no se note. Coloca la pasta primero de abajo y luego termina en la cintura. Corta el exceso que queda en la cintura. .

La parte superior son tiras de 2 pulgadas dobladas a 1 pulgada a la mitad y puestas una sobre otra comenzando encima del seno hasta bajar y cubrir todo el seno.

Luego haces el cinturón con la misma técnica del drapeado. El brillo que tiene es airbrush perlado.

Espero les pueda ayudar un poco mi explicación cualquier duda me escriben yo usare el traductor y como pueda nos comunicamos Momma me envias la foto para ver como te quedo. Bendiciones a todas!!!...

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bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 11:49am
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Kiddiekakes, I saw your version of this cake and it's gorgeous!! icon_biggrin.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 1:16pm
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Thanks BobWonderbuns....

Awiscar...You've been hididng..HA!HA!..Now I gotta translate the post...hee!hee!

tanstaafl Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 1:29pm
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I did my best to translate, feel free to correct my translation...

"Hello!
The truth is nobody had written to me on this cake until ruidiaz wrote to me and recently Mommadukes. You will have to use a translator unless somebody wants to translate my fantastic explanation! This belly cake I made for a seminar and we did not find how to cut it because it was precious. Ill share with you how to do it.
The pans that I use are the Wilton ball and miniwonders. Also you can use the Wilton 3D egg. I use an 8 inch ball.
You place your cakes in position. You cover them with frosting and you put skin colored fondant on the breasts or if you like on all the cake. If you put on all the cake and you commit errors you will be able to lift your fondant and to reuse it without residues of frosting. Next make a long strip of more or less 14 inches and pleat it. I found this tutorial that shows you more or less how I do this, the same technique of swag or draping. Only that my dowels are going to be longer than 16 inches to able to handle them well.



After making the pleated cloth, I remove the dowels and I press the upper part to keep the pleats firm. I place the first in the center and then one to each side. These must take the edge that joins with the center inwards forming folds equal to the drape, so that the union is uniform and it is not noticeable. Place the dough first at the bottom and finish at the waist. Cut the excess that is in the waist.
The upper part is strips of 2 inches folded to 1.5 inches placed one on top of another, starting from the top of the breast to the bottom, covering the entire breast.
Next make the belt with the same draping technique. The shine is airbrushed pearl.
I hope my explanation helps a little, any questions write to me. I will use the translator and we will try to communicate Momma, send me the photo so I can see how you did. Blessings to all! "

Kiddiekakes Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 1:34pm
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Awiscar.

Muchísimas gracias ... Su explicación es más o menos cómo me di cuenta de cómo hacerlo ... Muchos aquí encantó tu pastel! También vi a varios de sus diseños en Facebook en la construcción torta ...

Muchas Gracias ... Gracias por las instrucciones!


Laurel

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