making clouds with fondant (and the truth about the center pole! :) )

Decorating By serenaf Updated 20 Jan 2014 , 11:31pm by SystemMod2

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howsweet Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 7:49pm
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Make little balls and cover with fondant. I stake from the top down into a thick base for 3 tier cakes. It's easier and just as good. I only use the method you referred to for cakes that can't be staked from the top down.

leah_s Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 8:42pm
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Center pole?  pshaww.  SPS only.

serenaf Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 8:56pm
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thank you SO much!!!


Leah, SPS is some kind of stand, right?I don't think I've ever heard of it...and definitely I wouldn't know how to use it!  I only use wooden dowels, is that not good for 3 tiers (or over?)

thebrat68 Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 9:19pm
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Here is a tutorial for your clouds...

howsweet Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 10:38pm
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ALol because make some balls and cover with fondant is really complicated. I can't believe there actually a tutorial for that!

howsweet Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 10:44pm
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ABtw, it was nice of you to find it and someone to make it, but it's like putting directions on a shampoo bottle. Lather, rinse, repeat. Is it really necessary? Anyone see Ellen's stand up act with her bit on that?

reginaherrin Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 12:23am
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Howsweet, I have seen the Ellen standup you are talking about and it is so super funny.

miniflowercake Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 12:36am
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I made this type of cake not too long ago! (That was the first time I covered a cake in fondant too, so the clouds and balloons were a lifesaver in covering the many cracks...) 


Here is my cake (it's really lumpy :oops:


ballon cake 5.jpg

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 11:10am
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Thank you thebrat68 for that!

hosweet, I think there's no point in what you are saying whatsoever: the firts time you have used shampoo, someone showed you how to do it. Because you know what you are supposed to do with it now, it doesn't mean you always did. And also, if a topic is not interesting for you, there is really no need to leave a reply!


thank you all for your help!

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 11:11am
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well done miniflowercake, it will get better with practice, as everything (and for me too!) :lol:

leah_s Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 2:14pm
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Read my signature line for SPS info.  I use it on every cake.  Its a support system, not a stand.

imagenthatnj Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 3:12pm
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In Australia and NZ people rely heavily on stake/center pole, and dowels only as auxiliary support. Of course their cakes are usually mud cakes and very heavy. Some people hot glue the pole, others have a whole system going on with a screw in the center. Most of the time, this goes on for any cake two tiers and up.

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 3:52pm
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imagenthatnj  in fact I learnt this at planet cake, in sydney! :) but I seem to remember we used this sistem for a double barrel cake, not for a normal 3 tier cake..maybe I don't remember well?!


leah_s yes I saw it, but I can't understand where is the page 15 of the is only my second day in the forum, so I guess I still have to find everything! :)

leah_s Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 5:40pm
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AThere are 33 pages in that Sticky.

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 5:56pm
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If I could only understand what a sticky is...and where to find it!! :detective:

leah_s Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 6:10pm
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ALook at the beginning of every forum.

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 6:24pm
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I got it!!!! OMG it took me forever! thank you so much Leah_s :) :)

AZCouture Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 6:43pm
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AOh dear, what happened? You pointed out the lunps, what happened? Does that usually happen for you?

AZCouture Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 6:45pm
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AAnd nah, I don't use a center dowel, unless it's travelling a great distance or a customer is picking it up.

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 7:01pm
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thank you so much  AZCouture!

AZCouture Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 7:56pm
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AThere really isn't much of a sense of "study and figure it out" anymore. Tutorial for every little thing....not bashing tutes, but sometimes it is a bit ridiculous. I've been making clouds like that for years too, just kind of fooled around with some fondant one day and just did it.

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 8:02pm
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i get it, all I am saying is that I don't really care what you want to think, if the topic is not interesting for you, just don't look at it. I think this is very rude towards the person that took the time to find and post a tutorial for me. Anyway, that is the end of the discussion for me, as i don't see all this reason to be bitter!

serenaf Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 8:22pm
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look, i really don't understand your point here. I am really gratefull for your explanation, and yes, I did understand what you meant without having to look at a picture  but that doesn't mean I can't be also gratefull for the fact that someone took the time to find a tutorial for me! what is the big deal? maybe she didn't see your explanation, so?! chill out!

maybenot Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 10:03pm
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As to your first question about supports:  I use straws [large bore straws for milkshakes or bubble tea] as supports, not wooden dowels.  If a cake is going to travel by car, I put in a central "pole" [a full length dowel] if it's 3, or more, tiers.


Regarding clouds, I've done them in fondant by "mushing balls together", but I like the airiness of piped clouds and it's one of the few things that I'll whip up a small batch of royal for and use my biggest round tip.

howsweet Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 10:47pm
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