billowing technique, how do you do this, it's awesome.

Decorating By bakencake Updated 3 Mar 2011 , 7:14am by JanH

dsilvest Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 7:38pm
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Link?

icer101 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 7:44pm
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I am talking about the link that Relznik just sent, few post up.

solascakes Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 8:15pm
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Ok, that video was sure helpful,but for a puffier look,one might use a thicker piece of fondant underneath or something. Thanks for posting.

icer101 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 8:41pm
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actually, the pic of the cake the poster linked us to , the diamond effect was done with the 3 diamond cutter. Then ,the billowing effect was done on the cake. The link showing , using the fondant pieces was used on a cake board, to use as the top to the sewing basket. Then she showed how to make those marks with the dresden and veining too.

ALR1955 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 12:40pm
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I just went to the website and the video won't come up. Can someone email me the directions?

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 1:38pm
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Here's the same video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuResoa2gqo&feature=player_embedded

mysweetsugar75 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:24pm
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I thought the OP was referring to the gold portion/2nd tier of the cake.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25863947@N05/5238310838/

Does anyone know how to do that?

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by mysweetsugar75

I thought the OP was referring to the gold portion/2nd tier of the cake.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25863947@N05/5238310838/

Does anyone know how to do that?



That's the same technique, called "billowing." The gal who did the pink cake is the originator of that and she is the one who taught the gal on Flickr with the gold cake how to do it.

tgress13 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:51pm
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Wonderful technique. I agree with artscallion that it looks like a think sheet of fondant wrapped around a marshmallow or something.

artscallion Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

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Originally Posted by mysweetsugar75

I thought the OP was referring to the gold portion/2nd tier of the cake.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25863947@N05/5238310838/

Does anyone know how to do that?


That's the same technique, called "billowing." The gal who did the pink cake is the originator of that and she is the one who taught the gal on Flickr with the gold cake how to do it.




Yes, but I think mysweetsugar means that the video that people are linking to is how to do the quilted sides, not how to do the gold billowing part, which is what the OP was referring to, I think.

gbbaker Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 3:25pm
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Do you think she made each one than attached them? Its seems it would be hard to get it all even with applying fondant over bulging masses of marshmallow or raised fondant on the side of the cake. How ever she did it, it's beautiful !

artscallion Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by gbbaker

Do you think she made each one than attached them? Its seems it would be hard to get it all even with applying fondant over bulging masses of marshmallow or raised fondant on the side of the cake. How ever she did it, it's beautiful !




My guess is that she did make them all separately before applying them to the cake. Otherwise you wouldn't really be able to get your fingers in there to pinch the ends.

aligotmatt Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:09pm
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I have to agree with whoever said marshmallow underneath probably. I've been staring at this picture and contemplating how I would do it, and the options are a lot of cake carving, then put smbc, chill, carve in some more, then thick-ish fondant, then impression it. OR marshmallows individually wrapped and placed. or if it's on a dummy layer, maybe just cotton balls.

I think probably if I were to do it for a real cake layer, I would go with all of the carving.

ctirella Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:35pm
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i try this gum paste mix w fondont

ctirella Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:36pm
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sorry i thy to ad a picture but dint workicon_sad.gif

gbbaker Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:44pm
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I think if you had your rectangle of fondant and had maybe a miniature marshmallow and rolled and pinched the ends and puffed it up and trimmed the edges, kinda of looking like a cellophane wrapped piece a of candy,that might be the way to start to figure this out. I think I may try this today.

KathysCC Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:51pm
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I don't want to sound silly, but are you guys talking about the second tier of the cake that is gold with billows and buttons. That tier doesn't look edible to me, it looks like fabric. Where did you hear that it was fondant? Are you sure?

I'm just curious because if that tier is cake, this person really is a miracle worker. I've never seen anything like it!

ctirella Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:53pm
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if you loock at my picture you see its pink.

pummy Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:59pm
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Ctirella, did you use marshmallows?

ctirella Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:02pm
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no i just mold and let dry.

pummy Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:17pm
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I was playing around with this all day yesterday trying to figure this out. I tried to do a row and also individually. Ctirella, did you dry them seperatly then apply it to the cake? Your pic looks good. I think I'm going to try doing each one individually, and attach to the cake. When looking at the picture a slightly darker shade was to be applied to the "folds" to give a realistic appearance.

ctirella Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:19pm
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i dry individually.

artscallion Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by KathysCC

I don't want to sound silly, but are you guys talking about the second tier of the cake that is gold with billows and buttons. That tier doesn't look edible to me, it looks like fabric. Where did you hear that it was fondant? Are you sure?

I'm just curious because if that tier is cake, this person really is a miracle worker. I've never seen anything like it!




From the description of the cake on the person who made its Flicker page...

"...We worked together on the ivory billowing divider.....it was soo cool and what a super effect!!! After it dried I airbrushed it to give it some depth and luster."

That she says, "after it dried" makes me think it's gumpaste or fondant. Though she could have wet some fabric. She does say that it is a dummy layer. But that doesn't really mean anything regarding the decorations.

aligotmatt Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:34pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

Quote:
Originally Posted by KathysCC

I don't want to sound silly, but are you guys talking about the second tier of the cake that is gold with billows and buttons. That tier doesn't look edible to me, it looks like fabric. Where did you hear that it was fondant? Are you sure?

I'm just curious because if that tier is cake, this person really is a miracle worker. I've never seen anything like it!



From the description of the cake on the person who made its Flicker page...

"...We worked together on the ivory billowing divider.....it was soo cool and what a super effect!!! After it dried I airbrushed it to give it some depth and luster."

That she says, "after it dried" makes me think it's gumpaste or fondant. Though she could have wet some fabric. She does say that it is a dummy layer. But that doesn't really mean anything regarding the decorations.




The only thing about it being a dummy layer is you could keep some cotton balls or something in there that wasn't edible.

pummy Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:41pm
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You wouldn't need cotton balls to get the effect. It can be molded like Ctirella did. Pinch the sides and make indentations with your stick tool.

ThreeLittleBlackbirds Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:44pm
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It's fondant, I know Andrea and she wouldn't ever use fabric on a cake when she could make it edible.

KathysCC Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:02pm
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I've been following the links you all have posted here and seen more photos of this technique. All I can say is "WOW"! I really thought that was fabric on the cake...amazing!

KateLS Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:09pm
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A lot of those competitions require all decorations to be edible.

But to get them all uniform, I bet she did use something underneath while drying and then did not need them once dried. I think I'll try it sometime soon! Looks so fun! =)

Peecheekeeno Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:23pm
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Hi Everyone,
My name's Susan Trianos and I'm the lady who created the Tufted Billoweave (TM) technique. Andrea and I are good friends and so far, she is the only person who I've shared this technique with.

WOW, I had no idea that so many people were interested!! Well, I know you all know that I will be doing a tutorial on this technique in the Jan/Feb issue of Cake Central. Until it's been distributed, I've been asked to keep the method quiet.

So far, nobody has guessed...some are close though.
Thanks for your interest...hold tight, it's coming soon.
Have a great weekend everybody!!
Susan
P.S. Hi Diane icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by Peecheekeeno

Hi Everyone,
My name's Susan Trianos and I'm the lady who created the Tufted Billoweave (TM) technique. Andrea and I are good friends and so far, she is the only person who I've shared this technique with.

WOW, I had no idea that so many people were interested!! Well, I know you all know that I will be doing a tutorial on this technique in the Jan/Feb issue of Cake Central. Until it's been distributed, I've been asked to keep the method quiet. So far, nobody has guessed...some are close though.

Thanks for your interest...hold tight, it's coming soon.
Have a great weekend everybody!!
Susan
P.S. Hi Diane icon_biggrin.gif




Pleased to meet you!! I have to ask -- did you ever get your pink cake back???? (Inquiring minds want to know!!) icon_lol.gif

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