AI'm trying to replicate the pattern the bride has with the beading on her dress. It has what I would call a triple swag (3 lines all curved but meeting at the same points on the ends, if that makes sense). I've travelled to do this cake for a friend and didn't bring my Wilton garland maker, and can't get a hold of another one by the time I need it. I also thought I could just draw one out freehand and then use it as a guide to get the exact same throughout the cake, but I just can't draw it even. I also tried using cups like I read in some other threads, this also doesn't work because they all need to be different curves.
It is a fondant cake and I thought I would lay the template over the fondant and mark with a pin, then pipe over.
Any suggestions or templates would be great.
Thanks in advance Kristy
I recently saw a video where they used half of a plastic disposable cup (cut in half vertically) so it could be squeezed to the curve and diameter needed for the swag line. Haven't tried it but I hope that helps.
What I have done is use adding machine paper to make a template for swags. I cut a strip that raps around the cake and then fold the paper in half (making a crease), fold that in half, and that in half...until you get the number of swags you want. Then I use a round cutter and mark a half circle and cut it out. Unfold the paper and pin it to the cake. Not only will you have a good guide for the swags, they will all be the same size and evenly spaced with little effort. Works great for doing ruffled swags too.
AThanks ladies! I'll give both of those a try and see how I like them this evening. At least I have a starting point now :-)