Fabric Like Ruffles

Decorating By bakencake Updated 15 Jan 2011 , 4:20pm by Carol-AHMI

bakencake Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:13pm
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I tried to copy this cake . It looks so pretty with fabric like ruffles. here is the pic

but this is how mine cake out icon_sad.gif . what went wrong? I gave up on the first tier and just started pasting things on the other tiers.

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bakencake Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:15pm
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the ruffles are so heavy I had to keep the up over night with tooth picks. any hits or tips?

CWR41 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:24pm
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I don't know if this is helpful, but the ruffle is probably two pieces (upper & lower) with the seam hidden with the top ribbon. Your one piece ruffle is going to be heavier and harder to whip into submission!

bakencake Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:27pm
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good one cwr41! I'm also thinking of making it out of g/p to make it lighter.

bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:36pm
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Roll the gumpaste thinner for starters. Pasta rollers work great for this. Then do two pieces -- the upper and lower, that way you won't have one heavy piece pulling away from your cake. Hide the seam with some decorative border. She also has eyelet in her ruffles, which will help reduce the weight.

icingimages Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:03pm
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What about using Sugarveil? This way it wont be heavy

Carol-AHMI Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:20pm
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You MUST roll your fondant much much thinner - and as suggested do it in two separate pieces.

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