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!!!
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
Here'a a picture tutorial I wrote up on pleating fondant.
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 cake
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...
Glad to help 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.