Gumpaste Up Ruffles?

Decorating By TickleMySweetTooth Updated 27 Sep 2011 , 3:26pm by costumeczar

TickleMySweetTooth Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 4:25pm
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Hey all,

SO I had my boss show me how she does up ruffles like this, http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2164222 (AND THIS IS NOT MY BOSS lol.. but my boss does this as well)

I was wondering how YOU do this?

She had showed me how she cuts strips.. then runs a the small rolling pin over the edge. BUT when I tried it.. just did not turn out right. My co worker came over that day when I did it.. and she even said to me that it was OK what I did because it was difficult to do. She said it takes a lot of practice!
I'm wondering though, was my gumpaste not 'dry' enough?(my problem was the ruffle actually STAYING up.. Do you need to cut your strips and let them dry out a bit before 'ruffling' the edge? I also think I might have rolled a little to thin, like in the example picture, that is rolled pretty thick right?

If you have a tutorial/video I would love to see..

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 4:32pm
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http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-7209665-.html#7209665

In the comments milisweet said she'd write up a how to. You can find it at the link above.

TickleMySweetTooth Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 6:29pm
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Thanks!!
OK so I just read the entire post.. but still a little confused, She does not then out edge or anything to make the actual ruffle? She just uses finger to 'shape' the ruffle AFTER gluing to cake? I'm just not really getting how to actually make the ruffle with my fingers. I will post question for her as well, but if you know you can answer icon_smile.gif

carmijok Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 7:28pm
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First of all I wouldn't think you'd want to use gum paste for the ruffles. It dries extremely hard and would be difficult to cut into a cake. Plus gum paste tastes bad...or not good I'll say that. I have not read the tutorial yet but I know one way to achieve a ruffled edge, is to use a ball tool and roll the edge on a soft pad. Also, I was reading something on here a while ago and the person cut the edge of her fondant in a wave pattern and when she gathered it, it looked more ruffled on the edges. Just some ideas. Like I said, I haven't read the tutorial yet.

carmijok Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 7:29pm
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First of all I wouldn't think you'd want to use gum paste for the ruffles. It dries extremely hard and would be difficult to cut into a cake. Plus gum paste tastes bad...or not good I'll say that. I have not read the tutorial yet but I know one way to achieve a ruffled edge, is to use a ball tool and roll the edge on a soft pad. Also, I was reading something on here a while ago and the person cut the edge of her fondant in a wave pattern and when she gathered it, it looked more ruffled on the edges. Just some ideas. Like I said, I haven't read the tutorial yet.

costumeczar Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:26pm
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I've seen it done with gumpaste because you can get the ruffles a lot thinner and less clumsy-looking. I have a cake coming up on November that has a lot of delicate-type of ruffles on it that's similar in design to the one in the picture, and I'll do it with gumpaste.

It might help to cut the strips slightly curved, then "ruffle" the outside curve. Then when you straighten it out it will be more ruffly than if you had started with a straight piece.

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