Hi! I was asked to make my first wedding cake for this December. The bride has sent me a picture of the cake, but i am having difficulties figuring out ho wto do the doily patterns. I was thinking fondant? but how to I get the pattern on there the easiest way? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! [=
here is the link to the picture
my computer wouldnt let me attach!
Could someone please help me? I really need some advice with the fondant!
The cake photo doesn't load when I open the link. Perhaps you aren't getting any replies if the photo doesn't load for anyone else too.
I looked at the cake. You might try taking a real doily or paper doily and pressing it into the fondant to get the pattern then cut around the edges.
I was able to see the photo by clicking on the link. I'm wondering if they used an actual doily; maybe rolling out the fondant, placing the doily on top and rolling over it to impress the design into the fondant, then cutting around the design and letting it dry?
I would suggest either using a real doily or a mold, but I am not sure you can get a mold... Use a little cornstarch on the doily, and roll out your fondant onto it. You will need to strengthen the fondant with CMC / Gum tex. Peel off the doily carefully, cut off the piece you don't want to make a straight bottom, and set to dry. Use cake dummies to dry them out on, so that you get the correct curvature. You need them to dry, or the tops of the doilies will flop over as you place them on the cake. This can take a good few days. Attach with royal icing or mashed down fondant/water.
Here is a pic of one I did that is similar, but these medallions were done with a mold from Elegant Lace Molds. Such a great mold!
Hope this helps
I was considering just pressing a doily into the fondant, but what kind of doilies do i use? cloth? paper? plastic? and where would i find them?
To find doilys I would try a party supply store or craft store, I know they would have them. Or maybe even the dollar store would have them.
The only idea I have is to take apart a scalloped cookie cutter to make the scalloped cuts around the edges. Might have to line it up & use it twice to get it to go all the way around.
Dry them on the side of the same size cake pans that you'll use so they have the right curve.
I have been trying the "just press it into the fondant idea and it is NOT working! any other suggestions? Please i am desperate!
if you don't have a mold you'll have to punch out holes freehand. it's gonna take forever though. I did that to make a lace border using round tips to punch out circles in the fondant.
Did you get a foil doily? I think it would hold its shape better than paper.
Thanks everyone for your help! I was very pleased with the results!
Realise this post is too old for this cake maker, but just in case anyone is looking for it again.
Here is the lace medallion mold 526 that was used for the original cake http://www.caljavaonline.com/lacemold500s-3-526.htm
Just posting because I am searching (in vain) for the 525 mold second hand as it is discontinued.