Can I Make This With A Buttercream Covered Cake?

Decorating By CassidysCakesAn Updated 9 Jan 2014 , 9:15pm by -K8memphis

CassidysCakesAn Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 7:35pm
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A This is the tutorial I found, but instead of the petals facing up and drooping over I was just going to layer them down. I did a few practice petals on my cake dummy (below) just to see how it would look. I like the look, but now I'm wondering if they would stay on an IBMC covered cake or if I would have to cover it in fondant first. [IMG ALT=""][/IMG]

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:10pm
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I have no difficulty attaching fondant &/or gumpaste leaves to buttercream.

CassidysCakesAn Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:29pm
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AThank you. I'll try and hope for the best. :) My husband's friend contacted me yesterday for a cake on Saturday. He just got married and wanted something nice for a birthday cake, but didn't give me much direction other than 'nice'. I really hope she likes this.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:38pm
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coupla things--i know this is your test cake but since you are trying to learn this--


ruffling is done by rubbing the entire edge of the petal with the ball tool--not just making indents in it--fondant stretches so it will hold and give the look you want--so you can thin the entire edge then go back and rub it back & forth once or twice for a fuller ruffle--you only want to ruffle one edge--


i'm sure there are you tube videos of how to do this--look up "how to make gumpaste roses"  to see the correct procedure on ruffling


i mean when i make a rose petal i rub the whole thing with the ball tool to cup it then i thin and ruffle the edge--


anyhow--you're right you will need a little more finesse to get them to cooperate on the side of a cake iced in meringue icing--it's a lot easier to smash them into a dummy cake--you'll want to roll your fondant much thinner than you have it there to reduce the weight so it holds onto your icing--


also--when you get started on the ruffles an idea for you is to plan on making a dozen or two that you will not use--anytime we start out making multiples like this the first ones will not resemble the last ones--you gotta get in the sweet spot and when they start looking alike--you're there--just recycle the first ones--it's a rhythm thing


you got this--just a little more research

CassidysCakesAn Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:49pm
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AThanks for the advice! I'll definitely watch a tutorial or two. This is my first time trying so it's nice to have the help. :)

CassidysCakesAn Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 9:08pm
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AI did what you suggested and it looks a 100 times better now. I'm sure they'll even be better the more I practice. :grin:

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 9:15pm
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Originally Posted by CassidysCakesAn 

I did what you suggested and it looks a 100 times better now. I'm sure they'll even be better the more I practice. icon_biggrin.gif

  bwooowahahaha--too cool


*:-)/\:-) high five

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