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?
Can you put up a picture?
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!
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.
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!
Just take your time and chill the strips a little to give you time to place around the cake....you got this girl!
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.
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.
I sent you a private msg with my mmf recipe. Hope it helps
Sorry, I don't have anything useful to add but wow!! Those cakes are fabulous! Good luck and please share lessons learned!
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!