cubbycakes Posted 19 Mar 2012 , 8:06pm
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Just wondering when applying layers of ruffles to a cake (in this instance a dress cake) is it better to cover the cake in fondant first and then apply the ruffles or will putting them directly onto the icing/crumb coat work? If it helps any, this is the kind of ruffle dress i am refering to...
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2139780/barbie-ruffle-dress
Thanks

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msthang1224 Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 9:30pm
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Hi,

I would cover it in a thin layer of fondant first and then apply the ruffles. This way, you will have a sturdy surface to work with and for the ruffles to adhere too.

HTH

cubbycakes Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 10:21pm
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Thats what I figured icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for the response!

msthang1224 Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 4:12am
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Yr very welcome icon_smile.gif

judcreations Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 5:44am
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I too normally cover the cake with a thin layer of fondant, then attach the ruffles.

Heavenlyscrumptious Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 9:19am
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Hi, I have done 2 ruffle dress cakes which were inspired by Andrea (Mackandnorm) on youtube (amazing cakes), I only buttercreamed the cake and then attached the ruffles. I used fondant ribbons to create the ruffles. Andrea has now posted a "how to" for this cake......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1IIHSerB64&feature=relmfu

I hope this helps!

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