I need to do a wedding cake with a plaid motif. The bride and groom are Scottish, and I want to make the bottom tier resemble the grooms kilt. I know how to draw a plaid design, but I have NO idea how to put it on the cake. Do I roll out the fondant and draw the plaid and then lay it over the round, or do I fondant the round and then draw the plaid?
Do I draw the plaid with edible markers or do I paint it on with gel colors and vodka?
If I fondant first and then do the plaid, how do I know where to draw the lines?
Somewhere on this site is a plaid kilt. Let's see if we can find it and PM the person who made it and get your questions answered!
Fondant first. I would then airbrush, but you could extrude, pipe or paint. There are also Luck's sheets and chocolate transfers in plaid.
Tutorial for plaid here:
That tutorial is beautiful, but I don't have access to an airbrush machine, and I'm looking to fondant an entire round, not just do the drapery.
I have a magazine (unfortunately I left it at my boyfriend's) that uses plaid, in yellow, for a summer wedding. I know it has step-by-step instructions and I know the author of that magazine doesn't use any molds or machines that you have to buy anywhere.
I hope more people answer, but if not, I'll get back to you Thursday morning (if this is similar to what you have in mind).
This is the link. Issue #5. Maximize the photo (click where it says MAXIMIZAR).