I'm doing my little sister's wedding cake and she has of course chosen a design using a technique I have never used before. Ruffles!! Does anyone know how to make fondant ruffles?
The picture is there. Also does anyone know how to make a dogwood branch with flowers?
I've always gotten so much help from you all! Thanks so much in advance!
mahal50881, I'll check tomorrow when I get to my office (where I have all my books) if any of my book has those ruffles. I have two of Maisie Fantaisie's boks, and I think I've seen ruffles there, but I'll let you know tomorrow for sure.
I know for sure this one is in her book from her 2009 collection; similar technique.
Ruffles are surprisingly easy. I would suggest using gum paste as it will give a finer result. You can buy a frilling tool to run along the edges but I find it just as easy to use a toothpick. Press down the pointy end of the toothpick and roll it along the edge of your gum paste strips. Just make sure you don't push the tip through your paste. Does that make sense? Maybe someone else can explain it better.
For the dogwood branch I would make the flowers on wire and add extra wire to get the thickness you want and wrap in white florist tape.
Gorgeous cake, good luck with it all!
Thanks so much. Does anyone have any tutorials on instructions on how to put the flowers on a wire? Can I just stick the wire in or do I need to wait for it to dry a little?
Search YouTube for gum paste dogwood tutorial, it has a good video, I would send the link but I can't from my phone. I think you'll find the link under the flower tutorials on here too.