Hi CC, I've been asked to do a last minute christening cake. The lady would like a "shawl" on the top of the cake along with a cross. Anyone got any good ideas on the best way to do this/how it should look? The cake is going to be a 10" covered in fondant. I want it to look as pretty as possible as its for a baby girl and i've thinking a mix of modelling/fondant paste to get some kind of draping in there but i'm stuck on ideas right now.
Any advice/ideas be great - thank you
I think you're thinking in the right direction. I would probably just use fondant for it, not gumpaste. Just drape it across the cake, create some folds/pleats, and jazz it up with some pearl dust.
This isn't exactly what I was think but an idea. Still looking for you.
I thought this cross was pretty:
As for the shawl, just roll out some fondant in a pretty color, use an impression mat or textured rolling pin with a pretty pattern and drape it over the cake. If you have time, you could add some tassels along 2 edges, either by cutting small strips with an exacto knife or using a clay/sugar gun if you have one.
Thanks everyone she wants a small cross so will do that on top and do as suggested a small piece of fondant and use an impression mat to make a pretty pattern and maybe add some lustre dust or spray to give it a pretty shimmer - thanks all for your ideas.