I Figured Out The Billowing Technique! (Tutorial)

Decorating By cake_architect Updated 3 Jan 2014 , 2:41am by Imashee2

cake_architect Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:00am
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hello! i think i figured out the billowing technique! i used it on the 'ivory bliss' cake that i entered at the cake show in austin this past weekend http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1957473

anywho, i took step by step pictures of the process and posted them on my website if anyone is interested icon_biggrin.gif i hope it helps some of ya'll out!


the pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but there are step-by-step directions in the captions. if you need any extra help just pm me on here and i'll do my best to guide you through icon_biggrin.gif

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chocolatestone Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:08am
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Thanks for sharing this. I can't seem to access the page though. I keep getting an error message - The JavaScript for this page failed to load correctly. Such a bummer cause I would love to see this.

platinumlady Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:23am
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Thanks for sharing. the Step by Step Pics helps a lot

Sorelle Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:26am
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Yep, looks like you figured it out, congratulations! This is such a beautiful technique, thanks for sharing!

Babs1964 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:44am
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Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have a question though why did you make your billows out of gumpaste won't it harden? And I wonder if I would get the same results using fondant?

cake_architect Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:07am
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babs, i was working on a dummy cake so i used gp so the billows wouldn't break when i moved it across the state lol! and in all actuality, i was low on gp so i mixed it 50/50 with homemade mmf icon_wink.gif they did harden, i guess fondant would work too? my main concern was not being able to roll fondant thin enough (if they're too heavy i don't think they'd hold up well). maybe someone could try it and let everyone know how it works icon_biggrin.gif (my school load is super heavy this week lol)

Buttercream_warrior Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:19am
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I SAW IT!!! I wish we couldve met..both of us being from south texas!! GORGEOUS BTW!!

G_Cakes Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:22am
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Wow thank you for the tutorial.... Beautiful and kudos to you for pulling off a cake that beautiful in one night alone!

Chellescakes Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:24am
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thanks for sharing , I want to try this technique for a show coming up in my area. icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

Coral3 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:37am
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Thank you for taking the time to get step-by-step photos! I confess I had no idea what billowing was, but am impressed - so simple, but very effective! Thanks for sharing !

alleykat1 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:53am
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Thanks for sharing I am going to try this...I also saw your cake at the show and I loved it very well done! Did you win any prizes?

cakeladyatLA Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:54am
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Awesome, thanks for sharing.

alvarezmom Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 3:21pm
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Thank you so much! Your entry was amazing!

sugardugar Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 3:23pm
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Oh, thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for the photos. I sort of "got it" but was curious about a few things. tysm!!!!

ibmoser Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 4:31pm
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Thanks so much for sharing. The photo tutorial is wonderful, and your cake is beautiful!!

conchita Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 4:49pm
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cool! thanks for sharing

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 5:57pm
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icon_surprised.gif WOW! I have never seen this technique & I was so taken in by this beautiful way to decorate a cake! Thank you so much for posting your tutorial to share with everyone. I can't wait to have a cake that I can try this on. icon_biggrin.gif

SharonK1973 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:27pm
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I haven't been here on this site for a while because of school and some bug I figured was going on with the site, but I decided to drop by today!

Yeah! I have used this technique before and it is exactly the way the OP's tutorial shows, except sometimes I use an ova or roundl cutter out of laziness. You can get a variety of lovely effects when you emboss the fondant before you make the little pouches! I haven't loaded any pictures in a while, but I will soon, as soon as this term is over! In two weeks! can't wait!

mimido Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:47pm
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Thanks for sharing. I can't to try this.

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 6:55pm
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Sharon, I bet the imbossing of the fondant first is really stunning with this technique. I can't wait to see your pictures when you get a chance to post them. icon_smile.gif

caferock05 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:28pm
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Your tutorial is AWESOME! Thank you for posting and sharing this info!
Can't wait to try this...let's see, whose b-day is coming up... think, think, think

Charmed Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 7:51pm
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thanks for the tutorial awesome!!

ShandraB Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 12:30am
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This is wonderful! Thank you so much! I can't wait to try it.

dulce925 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 12:50am
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Thanks so much! I thought it was more difficult,but your tutorial is pretty easy to follow.

dalis4joe Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 1:00am
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Loooving it!!! awesome

infinitsky Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:30am
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Thank you for taking time for making this pictorial tutorial and sharing it with us! icon_smile.gif

Frecklysmom Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:46am
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I saw this technique on a cake as OSSAS and have been wanting to know how to do it ever since! Thank you for sharing!

Vanessa7 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 3:47am
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Thanks for sharing! Your cake is beautiful!

BRATTYR Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:06am
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thank you so much for sharing, have seen this before and wanted to know what it was done!! thank you!!!

tryingcake Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:12am
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Thank you!! Wonderful work and great tutorial!!

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