How do you think this cake was done?

Decorating By dawnybird Updated 20 Sep 2013 , 5:41pm by kikiandkyle

dawnybird Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 11:29pm
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dawnybird Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 11:31pm
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Sorry! I downloaded the picture and it left me no space to type. Do you think this is just several shades of buttercream, applied with a rustic look or is it ribbon or what??  I don't know who the cake belongs to so I can't give credit for it. Someone just showed it to me and asked about it.

dawnybird Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 11:46pm
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Really? You can't see the picture? Because I can see it in the first post over my writing. That's weird! How do I attach a picture? I just copied and pasted. Not too computer savvy. Is there another way that's better?

dawnybird Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 11:48pm
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Okay, I'm trying to attach it as a link! Hope this works!

JWinslow Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:01am
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II hope it's not me but I keep getting an error message.  Do you have the pic saved on your computer?  If so, you can upload it into this thread by clicking on the Insert Image icon. 

Kakeesha Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:05am
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Think you are trying to use a email attachment?

dawnybird Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:20am
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Kakeesha Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:26am
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Thats Okay

Kakeesha Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:30am
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Kakeesha Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:34am
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Really hard to tell,possibly ribbon and different shades of frosting

goodvibrations Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:42am
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Pretty! I think it was topped with the taupe color. Then thin 1-3 white fondant ribbons per tier. Taupe lines made with an extruder.

Sassyzan Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:48am
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AI think it's overlapping strips of fondant. Similar to a ruffle cake, but without thinning or ruffling the edges. Here is one that you can see closer up:

The cake in your photo has a slightly different effect because of the colors used.

JWinslow Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 12:49am
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I tried enlarging the picture.  I'm not too sure but it looks like butter cream work to me.  Not to sure about this but for an even look I would guess that the cake was pre marked so there is a line to follow.  Just a guess.

Pastrybaglady Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:10am
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It looks to me to be done in all buttercream by someone with a steady hand and a good turntable.

kikiandkyle Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:44am
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ABut what about the way it kind of curves at the top of each tier? That makes me think its fondant, just the way that bit looks.

Pastrybaglady Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:39am
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AIt could be either but to me it looks just imperfect enough to be buttercream as compared to the cake someone posted the link to above that is definitely fondant. If given the choice, I would think it would be easier to achieve with fondant. It is a beautiful cake, I hope we get to see it done!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 6:03am
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No, not buttercream. It's an Allison Meredith cake, very slightly clearer image here,

I would say that is definitely fondant, done in the same manner as a ruffle cake, with just the slightest amount of frilling, enough to just give a touch of texture. Also, the taupe matches the board perfectly, which screams fondant to me.

still_learning Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 11:01am
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AI definitely vote for fondant - especially after seeing the second picture of it.

dawnybird Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:20pm
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Thanks, everyone, for your input! I really appreciate it.

remnant3333 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:30pm
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I saw a cake once in my Martha Stewart book that was done similar with butter cream. They used the largest rose tip 127 and started at top of cake working their way down. I have seen other cakes like that done with fondant. Both cakes looked pretty to me!!!

kikiandkyle Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:41pm
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OK I zoomed in to it at 400% on my massive screen and it's definitely fondant. There is no frilling, they just did strips of fondant overlapping, with the odd white one thrown in. The lighting on the smaller version of the photo makes it look frilled but if you look closer it's not. 

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