How Would You Do This Design?

Decorating By Kyriosity Updated 25 Nov 2012 , 5:54pm by lilmissbakesalot

Kyriosity Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 2:27am
post #1 of 14


(Sorry for the poor quality photo -- it's the best I can manage at the moment.)

Ideally, I'd like to do the design in gumpaste, but I'm worried it'll just be too fragile. And since I'd have to make it in advance to give it time to dry, I'm worried I wouldn't get the height quite right. Would you risk it?

Another possibility would be painting directly on the fondant, but I don't think that'd be as effective, visually.

Any ideas I'm not thinking of?

Hope y'all have some brilliant ideas and sage advice for me! ;^)


13 replies
leah_s Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 2:31am
post #2 of 14

I'd just cut it out of fondant and glue it to the side of the tiers.

Kyriosity Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 2:38am
post #3 of 14

AThanks, Leah. You don't think it'll turn out too floppy-sloppy in fondant?


kakeladi Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 2:41am
post #4 of 14

Oh no, fondant will be sturdy - almost the same as gp, but it won't dry rock hard like gp would.  It still will dry enough to handle - especially if you don't roll it too thin. 

SgtGoodie Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 3:42am
post #5 of 14

AThe jill & elliot design is sweet! I would twist fondant too look like rope and make tassel ends for them. The jill rope would be brushed with gold with the gold tassels lying up on top of the tier. The elliot rope would be brushed with silver with the tassels lying on the top of the tier below. (Yep, thats what I said) the cake would be a three tier stack with the center tier twice a high and covered in a lightly marbled fondant from the same color family as the main gum paste flowers used in the cake along with maybe a lighter yellow or white small flower accent. The top and bottom tiers would be decorated with a nice bouquet to top it all off. :grin:

SgtGoodie Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 3:49am
post #6 of 14

AThe MMF recipe here in the articles that uses the small Kraft jet puffed marshmallows is fantastic. You can look in my photos and see the blue marbled wedding cake with white butterflies on a ivory colored MMF base tier. That was the first time o use that recipe ( on my daughters WC the night before the wedding) make it the day before you intend to use it. I used a quick 15-20 second hit of the microwave to make it softer and easier to handle.:grin:

SgtGoodie Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 3:54am
post #7 of 14

AHere is the tutorial for making and using MMF.


And a post to the picture I mentioned:


Kyriosity Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 4:17am
post #8 of 14

AThanks, kakeladi. I think that too-thin has been my problem with such things in the past. Fondant it is! The wedding's not till January, though, so I've got a wee bit of time to work out the details. ;^)


Kyriosity Posted 24 Nov 2012 , 4:19am
post #9 of 14

AThat sounds fun, SgtGoodie...just not what my bride and groom want. ;^)


SgtGoodie Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:22am
post #10 of 14


Original message sent by Kyriosity

That sounds fun, SgtGoodie...just not what my bride and groom want. ;^) ~Valerie

You could also keep it all on the middle tier. A very quick sketch and pic from my ipad is attached. Keeping it all on the middle tier would leave you wide open on the other tiers. You would have to plan it carefully, pipe it in royal first and use the royal as glue then paint the gold and silver later but it's doable. :grin:

Kyriosity Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:40am
post #11 of 14

AThanks, but I'm not really looking for a new design, just advice on how to execute the one I've got, which the bride and groom and I are all happy with.


AZCouture Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:10pm
post #12 of 14

AThe design you originally posted is cool. Would look striking if it was on a multi tiered cake going straight down the middle of the tiers.

Kyriosity Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:15pm
post #13 of 14

AThanks, AZCouture. Yeah, it'd be more dramatic with more tiers, but they just want two, so that's what we're going with.


lilmissbakesalot Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 5:54pm
post #14 of 14

That would be easy to do... I'd just use fondant.  You could use a little tylose or any gum powder in it to give it some stability.  i'd just roll our ropes of fondant and make the letters with that.  let them set up a little and then place in the cake.  The ropes that make the L's I'd just roll out right before you want to place them on the cake.


It's a great design!

Quote by @%username% on %date%