The design looks like it is lying flat on the cake but it's still 3-D looking. Does anyone know what this design type is called and if there are any tutorials available on how to do it? http://cakecentral.com/user/galiahristovagugi/ This link has a beautiful Winx character done this way. Thanks
The stone texture could be imprinted with a mat or by hand. You could PM the CC member to ask.
It's a stone impression mat. I have one that I got from Michael's (I think it's the Duff brand). It comes with two different sized cobbles.
Oh! Type of design...hmm I don't know. I mean to me it just looks like a fairy made out of fondant.
maybe a template design.... you basically just build the picture out of fondant that still has some height to it. You don't make it flat.....
Tutorials? Nope. That is the work of an extraordinarily gifted cake artist. It takes a LONG time and different fondant tools like an extruder to make something that detailed.
However, there is a book that talks about how to do this type of 2-D design:
This is an excellent book by Sheila Lampkin that shows you how to create exactly this type of fondant 2-D figure.
it is called bas relief , you start with a picture and build it up as you go, you basically start with the bottom layer as what is furtherest away in the picture and build up to the closest being the last elements that you put on.
When I have done them I often copy the picture several times to get templates for the different elements and keep building until I have a complete picture.
It helps if you lay a complete image under some freezer paper and tape it down so you can build up the image as you go. Then you can peel off the freezer paper and put the image on your cake.
Oh I usually put a little tylose in my fondant , but not too much just too make it easier to handle.
it is called bas relief.
Thanks for putting a name to the technique!
No Worries Apti, It is actually a pretty easy technique, Childrens colouring books and pictures online are a really good place to find images for this technique.
I should also mention that you pad out the basic shape with some fondant first before you start adding the layers.
It was rather late at night when I typed it.