How Do I Do This Cake?!

Decorating By allcupcakedout Updated 26 Aug 2014 , 3:16pm by JWinslow

allcupcakedout Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 2:21pm
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I've seen the "how to" with this technique before but I can't remember what it is! Does someone have a tutorial? Looks like a simple flower cutter but I'm not sure.

 

And what would you charge someone to do this on an 8" cake? It's basically 2 layers of fondant.

 

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AZCouture Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 2:28pm
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AIt's flat blossom flowers folded together in on themselves and glued to the side of the fondant covered cake. Not sure how to Google to find it, but look around, you'll find it. I wouldn't sell that, it's too small for my $150 minimum order. I mean if someone really wanted to pay that for an 8 inch round, I'd do it, but doubtful.

sixinarow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:33pm
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It takes forever. Especially if you use smaller cutters. You have to roll the fondant, cut it out with the 5 petal cutter, thin the edges on every petal with your ball tool. Off set 2 on top of each other, swish them together and attach to the cake. Now repeat 70000+ times! ;)  I've done it twice. Once on a 4 tier cake with teeny tiny cutters for an 8" round and the second time was a 7" round with slightly larger cutters. Plan for 3-4 hours of work for 1 tier!!! Start at the bottom and I suggest attaching gum glue instead of water because it gets heavy. It's beautiful, but super time consuming! Good luck!

morganchampagne Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:36pm
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AGood Lord!!!! 4 hours!?!?!?

morganchampagne Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:36pm
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AI bow to you lol

sixinarow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:45pm
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Good Lord!!!! 4 hours!?!?!?

For 1 stinking tier! ;) LOL -- could have used a massage afterwards from being all hunched for that long!

AZCouture Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:49pm
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I bow to you lol

 

NO kidding!! Gah! Oh my word. HUNDREDS of dollars, minimum. Period.

sixinarow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 4:53pm
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NO kidding!! Gah! Oh my word. HUNDREDS of dollars, minimum. Period.

Definitely. It's been the most time consuming technique I've tried. Way worse than scrunch ruffles and billowing! 

JWinslow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 5:00pm
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I've done this with large rose cutters on a 10"tier.  At the time I just made a zillion rose petals and put 5 together and twist - Don't do it this way (not practical).  Instead, you can get large all-in-one cutters by Ateco at GSA .  It isn't hard, just tedious.  I sped up the operation by using a pasta machine to make long sheets of fondant to make a ton of petals.  I did not double them like sixinarow because I wanted a more open look.  It also cut the time in half.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3184833/a/3451378/the-cake-is-9-7-5-inch-fondant-covered-tiers-with-rose-petal-ruffles-fondant-hearts-and-a-fantasy-peony-the-flower-is-gumpaste-and-everything-else-is-fondant-happy-valentines-day-tfl/
 

Have Fun with it - turn on some tunes and the time will fly :)

morganchampagne Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 5:03pm
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AMy business manager hates me for this but I turn down stuff like this lol. I just really don't have the patience. I'm trying to change lol! Maybe if I had a movie in or something it would go quicker

AZCouture Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 5:23pm
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I LOVE this. Maybe it's the larger spaces, or the gold edging, but it's just awesome. Yep, that IS a word.

AZCouture Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 5:23pm
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Annnnnd, it makes me want potato chips. Kettle chips.

Relznik Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by JWinslow 
 

I've done this with large rose cutters on a 10"tier.  At the time I just made a zillion rose petals and put 5 together and twist - Don't do it this way (not practical).  Instead, you can get large all-in-one cutters by Ateco at GSA .  It isn't hard, just tedious.  I sped up the operation by using a pasta machine to make long sheets of fondant to make a ton of petals.  I did not double them like sixinarow because I wanted a more open look.  It also cut the time in half.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3184833/a/3451378/the-cake-is-9-7-5-inch-fondant-covered-tiers-with-rose-petal-ruffles-fondant-hearts-and-a-fantasy-peony-the-flower-is-gumpaste-and-everything-else-is-fondant-happy-valentines-day-tfl/
 

Have Fun with it - turn on some tunes and the time will fly :)


Wow...  that's STUNNING!  I have an order for a 6 tier cake with this style of ruffle on 3 of the tiers.  Oh, and each of the tiers with the ruffles is 6" deep!  Fortunately, the ruffle tiers will be dummies, so I can do them ahead of time.  The wedding's in June...  maybe I should start now? LOL!

sixinarow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 7:30pm
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Annnnnd, it makes me want potato chips. Kettle chips.

;-D

 

JWinslow's look is more of what you are going for -- Jeanne, I LOVE that cake! Makes me want to do the ruffles again, huge and single layered...almost! :wink:

JWinslow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 8:20pm
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Thank you Az, Relznik and sixinarow!   Love the potato chip comment - perfect!

shanter Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 9:50pm
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When I have to do something tedious for a long time, I listen to murder mystery books on my iPod.

sixinarow Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 11:57pm
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When I have to do something tedious for a long time, I listen to murder mystery books on my iPod.

Oh, good idea. I like old movies when I'm up working late. 

allcupcakedout Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 1:10pm
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AThank you all for the help!!! I'm looking forward to doing this cake tonight *sarcasm*

allcupcakedout Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 1:11pm
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Original message sent by JWinslow

I've done this with large rose cutters on a 10"tier.  At the time I just made a zillion rose petals and put 5 together and twist - Don't do it this way (not practical).  Instead, you can get large all-in-one cutters by Ateco at GSA .  It isn't hard, just tedious.  I sped up the operation by using a pasta machine to make long sheets of fondant to make a ton of petals.  I did not double them like sixinarow because I wanted a more open look.  It also cut the time in half.

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3184833/a/3451378/the-cake-is-9-7-5-inch-fondant-covered-tiers-with-rose-petal-ruffles-fondant-hearts-and-a-fantasy-peony-the-flower-is-gumpaste-and-everything-else-is-fondant-happy-valentines-day-tfl/]http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3184833/a/3451378/the-cake-is-9-7-5-inch-fondant-covered-tiers-with-rose-petal-ruffles-fondant-hearts-and-a-fantasy-peony-the-flower-is-gumpaste-and-everything-else-is-fondant-happy-valentines-day-tfl/[/URL]

This cake is beautiful!!!   Have Fun with it - turn on some tunes and the time will fly :)

MimiFix Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 6:43pm
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My business manager hates me for this but ...

 

You have a business manager? :wink:

morganchampagne Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:37pm
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AYes. Keeps track of everything and helps me stay on track with the business plan and goals...

morganchampagne Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:37pm
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AAlso works with the accountant

MimiFix Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 1:37am
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Totally impressed! I'd say good luck, but you don't need luck, just a good business manager.

morganchampagne Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 4:34am
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Totally impressed! I'd say good luck, but you don't need luck, just a good business manager.

Thank you! Hey…money is the motive :). Keeping that in mind I know what it takes to get where I'm going. Love your book too! I made several changes to my kitchen based on your organization tips 

Rosie93095 Posted 26 Aug 2014 , 1:15pm
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Would you use gum glue to attach to a dummy tier?

JWinslow Posted 26 Aug 2014 , 3:16pm
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Would you use gum glue to attach to a dummy tier?

 

I would use RI for a dummy. 

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