How Do I Do This?

Decorating By rosech Updated 17 Mar 2014 , 12:28am by savannahquinn

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rosech Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 9:02am
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Good day friends.

I have a bride enquiring on this wedding cake. I would like to know if any of you know how to do and attach the feathery stuff that is at the bottom tier.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/161214861635528159/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/49328558392589337/

 

TIA!

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BeesKnees578 Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 4:35pm
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AWow! That cake Is Crazy beautiful! Not a clue how to do that but it almost looks like spun sugar or something. Or very thin strip of wafer paper?

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nancylee61 Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 4:55pm
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I'm thinking sugar. There is a member here who just won a Gold Medal for her sugar flower arrangment, maybe look up her thread and ask her. Her work was unbelievable!!! 

 

I, personally, don't know if I love this cake!!! It is kind of too much. What a chore to make this!!!!

 

Nancy

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nancylee61 Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 4:57pm
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Here name is sugarflorist, and here is her page. Her work is really unbelievably gorgeous!!

http://cakecentral.com/u/936326/sugarflorist

 

Nancy

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KELROY Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 5:29pm
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It looks like a skirt made from material scraps and feathers for the cake base....I don't think its edible. If it is....wow...too much.

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A Cake A Day Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 8:05pm
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AIt does look like sugar, you could possibly get the same effect with say a white chocolate! I remember watching how to make chocolate bowls, maybe you could do something similar only sort of stringing the chocolate all different directions and then once dry place on cake...just a thought, as I have no idea how to spin sugar

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shanter Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 9:03pm
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Those cakes were made by The Cake Guys. The first one is the first picture on this page:

http://www.thecakeguys.com/Brides1.html

 

The other one is on page 2.

 

You could get in touch with them and ask how they do that.

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howboutbake Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 11:39pm
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AI am not certain but I *think* i saw it on a tv show once....she called it dragon's beard or something....

I have it pinned on pinterest.. If you search "homemade cotton candy" you should find it

Here is the link I have:

http://alittlezaftig.com/?p=3439

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thecakewitch Posted 12 Mar 2014 , 11:52pm
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AI don't think it's edible. If you look at The Cake Guy's fb, that cake was from their bridal fair. It's like feathery stuff you can get from a craft store.

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AZCouture Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 12:07am
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I don't think it's edible. If you look at The Cake Guy's fb, that cake was from their bridal fair. It's like feathery stuff you can get from a craft store.

Yep, I agree.

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AZCouture Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 12:11am
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AWell...but the other stuff looks edible. Why stick tiny feathers in there, if they are indeed real feathers. Hmmm.

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howboutbake Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 12:22am
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AOk here's another recipe I found

http://lukerymarz.com/ratingpending/2009/04/dragon-beard-candy-recipe.html

If it is indeed edible, my vote is this :D

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rosech Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 8:32am
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Thank u all for the replies. I like the cotton candy idea. If bride confirms, I will do an experiment. I was thinking of using rice paper cut very thinly then stick it as I go with the decorations. Can that be done with cotton candy? Cutting rice paper seems more time consuming than pulling cotton candy. It is a lot of work I agree.I added $100 PITA fee when I quote the cake so we will be even. Also it will be fruit cake so decorating can be done even weeks before the wedding.

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savannahquinn Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 12:28am
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Thank u all for the replies. I like the cotton candy idea. If bride confirms, I will do an experiment. I was thinking of using rice paper cut very thinly then stick it as I go with the decorations. Can that be done with cotton candy? Cutting rice paper seems more time consuming than pulling cotton candy. It is a lot of work I agree.I added $100 PITA fee when I quote the cake so we will be even. Also it will be fruit cake so decorating can be done even weeks before the wedding.

I thought it might be rice paper as well....

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