How Would You Make This Effect? (Pic)

Decorating By ThreePrinces Updated 1 Jun 2011 , 1:42pm by cakeyouverymuch

ThreePrinces Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:14am
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Bride wants a similar cake to this - not exactly, but similar. She definitely likes the ruffling on the bottom. Seems simple enough, but I don't want to mess it up. How would you do this?

Would you put strips of colored fondant underneath the ruffled fondant? How would you ruffle the fondant? Thank you.

I already have the Peony all ready to go for the middle tier, and for the top she just wants some scrolling done in royal icing on top of the fondant. It's that bottom tier that has me a little stumped. I'm far from professional. icon_razz.gif


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LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:22am
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It looks to me like they covered the whole bottom tier in the colored fondant, and then layered the white ruffles in strips on top of that. HTH!

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:56am
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That is a tutorial for fondant ruffles...they seem a lot smaller so I don't know if the same technique would work but it is a starting point. Good Luck!

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 2:58am
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I actually think the link is for gumpaste ruffles not fondant. Maybe you could use a mix of the two?

tryingcake Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 4:37am
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hmmm... surprise surprise.. the link has been blocked.

I have found gumpaste and fondant to be interchangeable for MOST things. For this I may add a hint of tylose to my fondant - but probably not.

ThreePrinces Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:09pm
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Here's what I'm thinking I may need to do -

Measure and roll out the strips. Lay them on a mat and then use the same gumpaste tools that I use to make flowers to make the ruffles..? I forgot the name of the's like a stick with a ball on the end of it. Should I let them dry for a day or two? Would they be too hard to then wrap around the cake if I did that?

CalhounsCakery Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:16pm
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If you use a thin gumpaste/fondant blend and ruffle that, you should be able to attach that immediately. I wouldn't let it dry out, it would likely crack as you try to wrap it.

KeLs3784 Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:35pm
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Threeprinces- thats what i thought when i looked at it too- ruffle the one side with the ball tool just like you would flowers and attach immediately- this way once you get it on you can always play with the ruffle look while on the cake to acheive the desired look. Can't wait to see how your cake turns out!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 1:42pm
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Technically this would be a frill rather than a ruffle. For a frill tutorial you could go here:

part 1

I would use a mix of fondant and gumpaste simply because that would dry a bit faster. With a faster drying time your frill won't slump before its dry, especially if its hot and humid. I wouldn't use gumpaste alone because it will dry too quickly and your frill will crack when you try and move it to the cake. Worse, it could crack when you're setting up the cake at the event and you'd have no way to repair it at that point.

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