Fondant Folds

Decorating By Sifushka Updated 5 Dec 2011 , 3:00pm by sillywabbitz

Sifushka Posted 4 Dec 2011 , 3:36pm
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Hi people!

This is my very first time posting on this forum so please bear with me if I ask some 'silly' questions.
First of all:

1) How do you make fondant 'folds' (kind of like pleats) to cover a cake with? (Here's a url to show you what I'm talking about- http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2216242)

2) How do you get your gumpaste flowers/accents to have a 'glossy' polished look?

I'd appreciate any answers/tutorials if there are any. Thanks!!!

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sherrycanary62 Posted 4 Dec 2011 , 4:35pm
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The fondant strips are cut in a long triangular shape and then place overlapping each other

The glossy look can be achieved with an edible varnish

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/edible-varnish

hth

Sifushka Posted 4 Dec 2011 , 7:40pm
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Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

sillywabbitz Posted 5 Dec 2011 , 6:06am
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Here'a a picture tutorial I wrote up on pleating fondant.
http://www.keeponcaking.com/2010/09/pleated-fondant-tutorial/

I use a slightly different edible varnish. I use corn syrup and vodka and paint it on. I would use a 60/40 mix vodka to corn syrup. It dries a bit quicker than the 50/50 mix. Good luck with your cakeicon_smile.gif

Sifushka Posted 5 Dec 2011 , 10:18am
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Wow, thanks alot! I must say that seeing it step-by-step and in pictures really does help! Also, with the 'varnish' could I use glucose or regular golden syrup? I can't get corn syrup where I live...

sillywabbitz Posted 5 Dec 2011 , 3:00pm
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Glad to helpicon_smile.gif I think glucose would be fine. I'm not familiar with golden syrup so not 100% sure on that. You could try it on a test piece. It does take a while to dry, especially if it's humid. Increasing the vodka speeds up the drying but I have tested any mix higher than 60/40. For my next project I'm going to try 75/25 just to see if it works.

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