i figured out the billowing technique! (tutorial)

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

icer101 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:20am
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thank you for taking your time to do this for all of us. your cake is beautiful

steffla Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:55am
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Fantastic! Thank you for taking then time to do this! Been waiting to try and now I am more excited!

jany1 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:08am
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Thank you!!! Grate totorial.

JulieMN Posted 3 Mar 2011 , 12:30am
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Beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

Motta Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:00pm
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Mandie - LOVE your cake! You're so talented and I can see your own style really developing. Thanks for the tutorial - I'm going to try it this weekend on a dummy and I'll post my pics.

babynewyear Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:15pm
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Wow thanks for sharing the great tutorial ! You did an awesome job!

crp7 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:28pm
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I was wondering, do you let the individual billows dry a bit before putting them on the cake?

Thanks for the tutorial.

Taleesa Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:43pm
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Can't wait to try this--beautiful

Taleesa Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:43pm
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Can't wait to try this--beautiful

solascakes Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 7:16pm
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Thanks a lot for this

cylstrial Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 9:15pm
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Love the tutorial! It looks awesome!

thegreatbambi Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 12:02am
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Thank you!!! I've been wondering how this look is achieved, I want to do it for a cake design I'm planning. Very helpful, Thank you so much!

msulli10 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 12:32am
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Thanks so much for sharing. Such a great tutorial.

CakelynsFinest Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 12:51am
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Just stumbled across this forum! This is so great! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to try it out!

CakelynsFinest Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 12:51am
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Just stumbled across this forum! This is so great! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to try it out!

pugmama1 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:29am
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Yes! Thanks for sharing!

mena2002 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 3:22am
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Thanks for sharing the tutorial is great!

goodiegoddess Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 3:47am
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I have to try this!!

funtodecorate2 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 7:47pm
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Hi,
for the billowing tech. can u use buttercream to frost your cake with , let it set up a bit then add the billows ? Will it hold. Has anyone tried it with the buttercream? I'm sorry, the billows would be fondant

thanks,

butterfly831915 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 8:44pm
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I was curious about the billowing on bc too. I did do the billowing on a dummy cake and love the look. Thinking about doing it on one of the tiers of the Fancy Nancy cake I am working on but the person prefers bc so that is what I have to have as my base icing.

Wing-Ding Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 9:04pm
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Very neat! Your tutorial has been bookmarked for future use! Great job on the cake. It's gorgeous!

cakegrandma Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 2:59pm
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Can you tell us how large you made the little squares please?
Thanks for showing step by step on how to do this technique.
evelyn

MadMillie Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 5:36pm
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They are 2 inch squares. I didn't see the directions until I clicked on each individual picture.

Katherinej51679 Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 1:24pm
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THANK YOU!!!! I attempted this on a cake (the pic is on CC, called perfect harmony, and we did win, it just turned out flat and not "billowy") and asked the original cake artist how to do it and they told me to get the Jan issue of CC magazine...the tutorial would be in there. Not sure if it was or not bc I waited for it to come out and finally by March, I gave up. So thank you so much for being kind and helpful!!!!

Ivy383 Posted 24 Jun 2011 , 2:50pm
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Thanks! icon_smile.gif
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Katherinej51679 Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 10:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funtodecorate2

Hi,
for the billowing tech. can u use buttercream to frost your cake with , let it set up a bit then add the billows ? Will it hold. Has anyone tried it with the buttercream? I'm sorry, the billows would be fondant

thanks,




I have not tried it with billows on BC but I have made fondant swirls and attached them to BC and they were so heavy they pulled the icing off of the cake slowly. Also, the one time I attempted the billows, they came out flat looking but they do add a good amount of weight to the cake. I'd love to see your cake if you got it to work, I am certainly not THE billow expert!!! icon_smile.gif

funtodecorate2 Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 8:27pm
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I tried making a few. I can't get them to puff up. icon_cool.gif just a bit frustrating.
I wanted to keep practicing to possibly put on my daughters wedding cake in Aug. but not sure I will do it. I have been thinking of doing part of her cake in rosettes. Just bought the tip and it's fun. Haven't done a whole cake just practicing. I'm working on a bridal shower cake right now. I don't make very many cakes. Maybe 1 every 3-4 months. Just a hobby. But after my daughters I doing my brothers in oct and then a 50th in Dec. This is still all new to me and very exciting.

cake_architect Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 9:13pm
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hello! sorry i lost track of this forum so i didn't see everyone's posts! thank you everyone for the compliments, i'm just glad to help out icon_biggrin.gif i really wanted to figure it out, so when i finally did i wanted to share with everyone else too!

funtodecorate2 & butterfly831915: as Katherinej51679 said, i think the billows may be too heavy to be placed straight on a buttercream cake, i'm not entirely sure though icon_rolleyes.gif let me know if ya'll try it out please!

cakegrandma: the squares are 2"x2". like MadMillie said, the directions are posted as the caption to each picture so you have to enlarge each one to read it icon_biggrin.gif

funtodecorate2: i'm not sure why they aren't getting puffy! are you using gumpaste? maybe you're rolling it too thin. i found that if i rolled the gp too thin it would scrunch up and look kinda funny, so maybe just play with the thickness of your gp. also, another little trick would be too make the billow then push your finger through the opening in the back to fluff up the center. if the center keeps falling in or scrunching up, the gp may be too soft. i hope something i've said helps some! if not, i'll keep watching this forum to hear back icon_biggrin.gif

funtodecorate2 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 9:15pm
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UGH! gave up for now. I have learned so much from all of you that I want to try everything NOW!! lol
But ..... will practice this billowing later . I don't think I will do this for my daughters wedding cake. I'm working on getting my roses 2 toned! Too much to do . Thank you all for great info.
Wendy

Vanessa7 Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 11:22pm
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Love your tutorial and think I'll try it on the going away cake for my student teacher. Excited!

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