Is This Fondant? Gumpaste? Rice Paper? I'm Stumped.

Decorating By DebbyJG Updated 23 Mar 2013 , 3:41am by DebbyJG

DebbyJG Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 5:54pm
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AI hope this link will show up. Does anyone have any idea what the ruffles on this cake are made with? My first thought is rice paper, but I'm not sure. The cake being requested is not until October, but I'm feeling stumped here so I'm hoping to get opinions! Thanks!


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hobbyhoarder Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 6:40pm
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My very inexperienced guess would be thinly rolled fondant.  Can't wait to see what others think. 

kisamarie Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 7:50pm
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I think its fondant as well, just made extremely thin by a ball tool.

DeniseNH Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 8:00pm
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I've ruled out rice paper or edible image paper because of the rough edges.  Edges seem to have been roughly torn or ripped off.  The only edible thing I can think of would be Linda's recipe for gumpaste  (the creator of the Silhouette cake decorating system).  Using her Silhouette printable paper recipe for gumpaste you actually can get it so thin it's just like a piece of paper.  Having a brain cramp on her last name.  I believe she posts the recipe on her site.  Googles Silhouette for cakes and see what you can find.

JanDunlevy Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 8:06pm
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ALinda McClure is her name but I'm thinking modeling chocolate perhaps?

CCCTina Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 8:10pm
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It is a Maggie Austin cake or a cake in that style.  Go to and take her class.  She teaches you how to do this technique. 

FromScratchSF Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 10:39pm
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I say fondant and rolled thru a pasta machine to make it very thin.

JWinslow Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 11:34pm
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My bet is on gum paste.  Many of Maggie Austin's flowers are gum paste.  Take her class on  So worth it.

costumeczar Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 11:53pm
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It's fondant rolled through a pasta roller and dragged to get the ragged edge.

DebbyJG Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 3:41am
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AThanks for the suggestions! That's the one craftsy class I hadn't bought yet. :) I'll go check it out.

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