What Is This Called??? Looking For Pics And Tutorial!!

Decorating By cb3 Updated 8 Oct 2011 , 10:04am by gscout73

cb3 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 9:24pm
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I am having a brain freeze and need some help. I am looking for the technique that looks like pinched or puckered strips of fondant on a cake. The overall look is like a "puffy" diamond look. Kind of. At a loss for how to describe it. Need some pics because I want to show a client what I am talking about! If anyone can figure out what I am talking about, I'd be so grateful! Thanks!!

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ChunkkeeMunkkee Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 9:27pm
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Billowing technique. HTH

ChunkkeeMunkkee Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 9:29pm
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cb3 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 9:35pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!! icon_biggrin.gif

Apti Posted 28 Sep 2011 , 4:12am
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Thanks chunkee monkee and OP for asking the question! I have bookmarked that technique. How lovely of {thejoyof}cake to post that tutorial.

KeLs3784 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 1:47pm
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forgive me if this is a dumb question, but i'm a novice here lol.

would this work on a buttercream cake instead of a fondant covered cake? would you still use the piping gel as glue (after BC crusts), or would you be able to utilize the buttercream to make it stick (before it crusted)?

thanks!

dittle Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 11:52am
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I have to try that one day, thanks for the link.

calicopurr Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 8:29pm
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here is it again but slightly different...gold buttons
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Apti Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 8:42pm
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Calicopurr--thanks so much for that pic. Wow--that looks like a cake for Royalty. Would you mind providing the link so I may see the entire cake?

calicopurr Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 9:11pm
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There's no other pic of that billowing.
http://www.cakefu.com/ossas-2011-fabric-inspired-cakes/

BizCoCos Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 9:48pm
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Apti Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 11:17pm
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Thank you to both of you for posting the link. I watched the CakeFu live show yesterday and really enjoyed it. I hadn't checked back to see the newest cake photos. My favorite of that bunch was definitely the fabric topsy turvy. What an amazing level of skill.

cakenovice2010 Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 11:33pm
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Tufted Billow Weave Technique (c) by Susan Trianos.

She did a step by step tutorial for cake central magazine but the magazine has not come out yet. She has taught it at the Baking & Sweets show and offers private lessons through BGC.

Here's her site with photos of what the original technique looks like, it's really beautiful. http://www.susantrianoscakes.com/wedding-cakes/

jules5000 Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 11:37pm
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Chunkeemonkee: How on earh would you figure how much fondant to use on that kind of look? It looks like there would be quite a bit more fondant for that tier than usual.

BizCoCos Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:02am
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@cakenovice thank you for posting info about susan trianos, her wedding cakes are beautiful and pristine, had heard her name but had never looked up. Her cakes are brilliant!

cakenovice2010 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:08am
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I know, aren't they gorgeous? She's really very lovely in person too.

BizCoCos Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:13am
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well you are certainly moving away from being a novice, your billowing cake is gorgeous and your other cakes are exceptionally executed. @cakenovice.

calicopurr Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:44am
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Has anyone successfully done this technique on a crusted buttercream cake?

cakenovice2010 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by margiep

well you are certainly moving away from being a novice, your billowing cake is gorgeous and your other cakes are exceptionally executed. @cakenovice.




Thank you so much that's really kind of you. I haven't posted new pictures in forever. I have some up on facebook though under Cakes That Make You Go Mmm. icon_smile.gif

RE: Buttercream - this technique would not work with placing directly on buttercream IMO.

gscout73 Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 10:04am
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Don't forget that swags and drapes are very different. The first pics in this thread are drapes. They are spectacular, but they are drapes.

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