How Is This Cake Made?

Decorating By raelynette Updated 29 May 2011 , 5:28am by mahal50881

raelynette Posted 28 May 2011 , 11:49pm
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A prospective client asked me if I could make this cake for her. I've never seen this before, what is it and how do you do it?

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sandeeb Posted 29 May 2011 , 12:05am
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Can you put up a picture?

raelynette Posted 29 May 2011 , 12:43am
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GRRR....I can't get the picture to attach here! I posted it on my cake blog if you wouldn't mind looking there. Its the first one at the top of the page, thanks!

http://maggieaustincake.com/?page_id=16
(Petal Pink Frill or Rose Frill)

10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 1:21am
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the design looks like a maggie austin cake....she is amazing her cakes are modern and clean. it is made out of thin rolled fondant. add tylose to fondant to make it stiffer and so the ruffles keep their shape. to make the ruffles paper thin try using a large ball tool as well. Good luck!

10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 1:27am
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It is a Maggie Austin Cake!!!! As soon as I saw it i knew her work....If you google her and click for images your pic is one of the ones under her work..She is from the DC area.

raelynette Posted 29 May 2011 , 3:08am
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thank you so much for your help!!!! I posted it on here thinking maybe I'd hear something eventually and here you two responded within the hour!! You're awesome, thank you! Now I just have to see if I can pull it off and make it look at least 1/2 as beautiful. thanks!

10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 3:24am
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Just take your time and chill the strips a little to give you time to place around the cake....you got this girl!

10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 3:33am
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I said chill it a bit because it is really hit in my area right now and my mmf seems to melt as soon as I touch it. Make sure to keep Saran wrap over your pieces so they don't dry out too quickly and show cracks. You are very welcome.

raelynette Posted 29 May 2011 , 3:42am
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I just looked through her gallery, her cakes are amazing! I've never used the MMF recipe from CC. Do you think that would work here or should I stick to traditional fondant? I hate to use the traditional stuff cause it doesn't taste so great and I've heard great things about MMF.

10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 4:08am
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I sent you a private msg with my mmf recipe. Hope it helps icon_smile.gif

raelynette Posted 29 May 2011 , 4:12am
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thank you!

myheartsdesire Posted 29 May 2011 , 4:35am
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Sorry, I don't have anything useful to add but wow!! Those cakes are fabulous! Good luck and please share lessons learned! icon_smile.gif

mahal50881 Posted 29 May 2011 , 5:28am
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My sister wanted a Maggie Austen look alike cake for her wedding so I made her one! Check out the wedding cake with ruffles in my photos. It was super easy to do!

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