BFC Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 1:24am
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I'm doing a soft wavy ruffled wedding cake using fondant...but the ruffles keep drooping. Is there something to add to the fondant to keep the waves upright?

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vtanderson Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 1:53am
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Could you add a bit of gum paste to make the fondant more sturdy but still edible?

kkmcmahan Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 1:58am
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you want to make sure that they are thin enough.  Then you can use toothpicks or bunched up pieces of paper towels to put under the ruffles to hold them up until they dry.  As the ruffles are usually eaten I use straight fondant for taste.  good luck.
 

vtanderson Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:01am
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That makes sense about straight fondant, my apologies!

sweettooth101 Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 2:40am
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Fondant only, gumpaste will dry hard. chk this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDRloqdrO8

BFC Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 3:04pm
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I've seen that tutorial, but the ruffles on this cake are large and spread out...

bct806 Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 3:59pm
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Use toothpicks to hold it up until the shape sets. Make sure it is rolled thin enough and not too heavy.

sweets2thesweet Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 4:03pm
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You can also add some powdered sugar to make the fondant a little stiffer.
 

BFC Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 5:53pm
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Thanks you guys for all the suggestions! 

mayflour Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 5:28pm

How did this cake turn out?  I'm doing one exactly like this in April and would love any and all info and tips!  TIA! :D

BFC Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:58am

I was very happy with the results! Two things I learned, think outside of the box when cutting the fondant waves, some of mine looked like amoebas, but they looked great on the cake. Also, roll your fondant out very, very thin...it's a pain to work with, but it works better because the thinner the lighter, and they'll stay up better. I used torn pieces of paper towels and toothpicks to hold them up and dry. Then I filled in the kettle holes with icing and a wet brush to smooth. Here is a pic of the cake...

 

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The Cake Man Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 2:59pm

That's awesome, totally nice job.

sweets2thesweet Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 4:11pm

Turned out great!

SweetShop5 Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 6:01pm

Looks great!

ellerchick Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 3:11am

I'm doing this cake in June, love how yours turned out.  What did you use to darken the edges?  Funny my bride had the exact same picture you showed at the beginning.  funny!  Thanks for the suggestions, I'm excited!

howsweet Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 3:23am

AJust lovely!! :D

BFC Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 4:54pm

Hi, I used gold pearl dust and a little vodka to paint the edges of the cake.

ellerchick Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 8:20pm

thanks!!

mayflour Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 1:56am

I used silver luster dust mixed with vodka....it worked really well!  HTH :)

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