Can Someone Tell Me How To Make The Black Designs On This Wedding Cake?

Decorating By cakebutler Updated 29 Jun 2014 , 3:35pm by Momy2Boys

cakebutler Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 6:49pm
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A lady asked me to make this wedding cake for her.  Could someone please help me out?  I am wondering how to do that black design on all the tiers.  Is there a template for this?  Thanks!



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LizzieAylett Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 7:27pm
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Your link isn't working.

cakebutler Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 7:35pm
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Thanks!!!  I thought it showed up in there when I posted it, not sure what happened.  Lets try this again.




kakeladi Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 8:07pm
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I don't think there is a templett/stencil.  One would just roll 'strings' of fondant and form them into the design then pipe in the dots and flourishes.

CupcakeCali Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 8:18pm
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I personally would try something like this. I've used these molds and I <3 LOVE <3 them!


Super easy, very ornate and full proof.

kakeladi Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 8:26pm
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Well yeah, I guess there might be some molds out there that could help form the design.  I almost never had the extra $$ to spend on such luxuries so got used to making things myself :)

CupcakeCali Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 8:31pm
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You're so right Kakeladi! Sometimes we just have to get creative and your suggestion is a great one also. Just trying to offer an alternative method depending on the skill level, patience and technique that a cake artist has. I have this mold and have used it in so many ways from using small portions for cupcakes and more. Of course, it all boils down to the bride. If they want something like that which is very ornate, I incorporate the cost into the cake. 

CindiM Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 8:38pm
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Hi Cakebutler,  I made a cake with that exact design, a few years ago.  I put the ribbon on each tier of the cake.  Then I piped the black royal icing on each tier.  Then I assembled the cake at the venue.  It was very easy. 


Practice with the royal icing, until you are happy with the look.  Then pipe it on the cake. 

Good luck, you can do it!!!! 

savannahquinn Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 11:09pm
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it definitely looks piped to me.

cakebutler Posted 29 Jun 2014 , 2:35am
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Shucks I was hoping it was a fondant/gum paste cut out :(  Just hope I can be steady enough for piping.  Do you have any problems with royal black piping bleeding into the white fondant?  Thanks for all your comments!

savannahquinn Posted 29 Jun 2014 , 11:01am
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AI've piped black royal on white fondant with no Problem.

Momy2Boys Posted 29 Jun 2014 , 3:35pm
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AWhat I have done before on things like these is blow the photo up n my computer as large as I could. Then cut out the section I needed. Printed it our and made my own template from it. I had to work with it a little to make sure the proportions were okay but it worked. Maybe you could do something like that.

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