Help Replicating This Design

Decorating By ramie7224 Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 4:34am by suzied

ramie7224 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 4:31pm
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I saw this cake on CakeWrecks today and not only is it beautiful, but it looks like it may not be too hard to achieve. My question is...should I make the 'swirls' in advance and let them dry before trying to attach them? And since many of them are overlapping and may get heavy, should I use royal icing to attach them to the cake instead of water?

I'm trying to attach the link to the photo.

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DianeLM Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 5:34pm
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You can make the swirls in advance, but I would keep them in a ziploc bag to keep them soft until you're ready to use them. You can take a few of them out of the bag at a time and let them firm up a little before applying them to the cake. If you let them dry hard, you won't be able to curve them around the cake.

They don't look terribly heavy to me. Gum glue, royal icing or melted chocolate should be more than sufficient to keep them secure.

Ellie1985 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 6:04pm
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That cake is beautiful!!! But I can't imagine how MANY swirls it would take to cover a cake!

ramie7224 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 7:32pm
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It does seem like an awful lot of swirls, but I thought if I overlapped the edges I could leave gaps between the rows underneath...if that makes sense. I'm thinking about doing them in graduated shades of purple for my niece's birthday.

DianeLM Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 7:56pm
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Looks like the first layer of swirls are fairly big. Smaller swirls and pearls were used to cover the gaps. Very creative.

Ellie1985 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by ramie7224

It does seem like an awful lot of swirls, but I thought if I overlapped the edges I could leave gaps between the rows underneath...if that makes sense. I'm thinking about doing them in graduated shades of purple for my niece's birthday.



Shades of purple would be beautiful. I love purple. I assume you're going to use a clay extruder as that is the only way I can think of to get a consistent size. My hand is cramping just thinking about it! LOL

wafawafa Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 4:00am
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Is this bc or fondant ? It's soooo elegant

LKing12 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 4:17am
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Wouldn't it be nice if there was a swirl cutter?

doramoreno62 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:24am
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What if you piped them out of merengue? maybe pipe them on something that was slightly curved and oven safe so they would bake curved? Merengue is so light and airy they would weigh almost nothing. Just a thoight. That cake is gorgeous, by the way!

doramoreno62 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:26am
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"Thoight"? Ugh I meant Thought! Thats what happens when you look at your fingers while typing and not the screen. Good Luck!

ramie7224 Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 2:35pm
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I'm definitely using a clay extruder! I have a plate that will squeeze five ropes at a time that should still be the thickness I want. I agree, though, the thought of squooshing that much fondant through an extruder is a little crazy!

I think it's fondant, not buttercream.....if my piping skills were worth a hoot, I may give it a go in BC, but fondant is so much more forgiving for my skill set.

airedalian Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by LKing12

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a swirl cutter?


I was thinking of an impression mat you could press onto pre-cut fondant circles. Love the look but think I'm entirely too lazy to try it.

Torimomma Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 7:33pm
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I saw this cake on the womans website and loved it. She has lots of good stuff.

wafawafa Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 10:59am
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Mmmmmmm is it a cutter isn't it

suzied Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 11:50am
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If you are planning on doing the swirls using strands of fondant, let me tell you that i get about 15 - 20 thick strands at a time using a "stringhopper mold" this mold is found in asian shops, especially in sri lankan/asian shops. its about $20/= It comes with a couple of discs about 4 or five. should you use this mold, it will save you on time. and it will be less painful on your hand. i have one and i use it all the time, especially for making "hair", thick strands, etc. Just a thought. HTH (BTW if there are any sri lankan CC members please stop laughing at me, for using this mold for this purpose. believe me, its a must have for cake deco!!!!!)

kittitiangirl Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:07pm
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What is a "stringhopper" mold normally used for? Are they available on-line?

Ellie1985 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by suzied

If you are planning on doing the swirls using strands of fondant, let me tell you that i get about 15 - 20 thick strands at a time using a "stringhopper mold" this mold is found in asian shops, especially in sri lankan/asian shops. its about $20/= It comes with a couple of discs about 4 or five. should you use this mold, it will save you on time. and it will be less painful on your hand. i have one and i use it all the time, especially for making "hair", thick strands, etc. Just a thought. HTH (BTW if there are any sri lankan CC members please stop laughing at me, for using this mold for this purpose. believe me, its a must have for cake deco!!!!!)



Suzied you made me think of my spatzel (german noodle) maker! I wonder if it would work?!?!? I just might have to try it!

suzied Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 4:34am
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Originally Posted by kittitiangirl

What is a "stringhopper" mold normally used for? Are they available on-line?




I am not too sure whether you can get it on line, but if you walk into an indian/sri lanka grocery store, you can get it from there. if you google it, click on images and you should be able to see what it looks like. i can send you pics of it, if you cant find it.

Alternatively, do you have a electric mincer. that too should be able to do the same job. It comes with different discs. (see that it is washed well) good luck

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