I've been asked to make a small ruffle cake for December 4th, and since it's my first one, because I'm just starting in this, I'd like to know your opinion on the technique.
I'm thinking of covering the cake in fondant and then stick the ruffles with glue or water on it.
I was wondering if you make the ruffles out of fondant or gumpaste, since the gumpaste can be rolled out a lot thinner than fondant?
Thank you! Regards, Cinthia
AI would first try fondant with se tylose powder. Becsuse, and this is a personal thing...Gumpaste dries really hard. Wouldn't want that all over my cake.
AThanks Morgan! - I'm just afraid of it going too hard; we have CMC where I live, I guess I will try with a very small pinch to see if I can make it more elastic so it doesn't crack when making the frills.
See what I mean when I say I'm a newbie?... totally forgot that small "detail" of gumpaste going super hard.
*Wears her dunce hat and retires to her corner :P*
ALol!! No problem! No dunce hats around here. Ive only been doing it a year. Stick around here and ask questions and read. I've learned so much here
I would not use gumpaste - it will get too hard and make it hard to cut the cake into servings. Fondant - allowed to dry a bit - like 5 minutes - before placing on the cake should to it for you.
AThank you kakeladi!