Kristen0929 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 5:25am
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Hello, I am brand new to CC and had a question on how to do a free form striped pattern on pleated fondant. I have a wedding cake due very soon and my bride wants striping similar to the cake in this link:
http://wedding-special.onsugar.com/tag/modern-wedding-cakes

Does anyone know how I would do this?? It is the second cake pictured on this link (brown and white cake)

Thanks so much icon_biggrin.gif

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mcaulir Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 8:29am
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It looks like modelling chocolate to me, rather than fondant. I suspect that a sausage of brown modelling chocolate has been laid over white modelling chocolate and rolled in, in the shape of a giant rectangle. Then the piece cut and laid very slightly overlapped so that the pattern still matches. I would think you could do the same thing with fondant, but you would need to stick down the sausage with water or something.

Evoir Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 11:05am
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Hi there, this is a technique done by a guy called Richard Festen. It is made with chocolate clay and he uses a particular rolling technique that gets the clay extraordinarily thin so he can use it almost like paper.

If you google his name, you will find DVDs he sells that can instruct you on these techniques.

HTH

Kristen0929 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 2:29pm
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Thanks to both of you for your tips! I've checked out Richard Festen and his work is amazing! I think I'll try rolling in the brown strips into the white and see if I can get the seams to smooth out so it looks like one sheet. icon_biggrin.gif

BakingIrene Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 4:27pm
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The flat pieces are NOT pleated, just cut into strips and laid slightly overlapped. That's the only way the pattern can line up. Use a ruler to cut all your pieces and then pick them up in sequence.

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