Technique

Decorating By kickasscakes Updated 7 Oct 2011 , 4:01am by kickasscakes

kickasscakes Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 4:20am
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Hi All,
I am not sure what this technique is called but here is how I did it.

Cover cakes in colored fondant, and then again, with thin white.
I cut flower shapes out, to reveal the colored fondant underneath...

Did it on a dummy cake, worked great.
On my real cake today, the fondant was not cutting cleanly, and was sticking to the colored fondant underneath... Leaving tears, patches of white, etc...

Anyone do this? Know what the trick is to make clean cuts?
Any help is appreciated!

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icer101 Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 4:29am
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I haven,t done this technique, but know exactly what you are talking about. I have some books where Geraldine Randlesome is showing this technique. I will try to find out why yours is sticking.

kickasscakes Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 4:40am
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Thanks Icer!

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 11:45pm
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If your cake was cold/refrigerated any time after the white was applied, the condensation would adhere the white and make the back of it sticky.

If your cake was warm when it was covered.

If your colored layer was very thin, it can be affected by the moisture from the cake.

If you used anything to adhere the white to the colored fondant--especially water--it will make it sticky. I've done it with shortening and not had problems.

Rae

Karen421 Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 11:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

If your cake was cold/refrigerated any time after the white was applied, the condensation would adhere the white and make the back of it sticky.

If your cake was warm when it was covered.

If your colored layer was very thin, it can be affected by the moisture from the cake.

If you used anything to adhere the white to the colored fondant--especially water--it will make it sticky. I've done it with shortening and not had problems.

Rae




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kickasscakes Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 4:01am
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Thanks guys. I think that is where I went wrong... My first layer of fondant was on, it was in the fridge, and although I let it warm up, I don't think long enough...

Today, for the other tier, I let it sit out for a couple hours, and then tackled it... What a difference....

I knew not to put water in between the layers, so I just put a drop or two, on the top, where I was not planning to use the cutters...
Thanks for all your tips and tricks.
I am so glad we have eachother.

Tasha

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