Can This Be Done With Buttercream?

Decorating By storestore Updated 17 Jan 2015 , 3:59am by Naivohw

storestore Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 7:08pm
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Hi, there. A bride wants a cake similar to this one below but she wants a buttercream cake, not a fondant covered cake. Could I accomplish these drapes with buttercream? or do you think I could do fondant drapes and attachthem to the buttercream? Would they be too heavy? Any ideas would be great. Thanks.

 

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leah_s Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 7:38pm
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You can definitely attached fondant drapes to buttercream.  Those don't look too heavy.

storestore Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 9:54pm
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Scratch that! Bride just messaged me and said she'll have the fondant covering. So now... NOW how to I go about those drapes? I've never done drapes before.Thanks for the response, Leah.

JanDunlevy Posted 15 Jan 2015 , 12:30am
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AThere is a Craftsy class by Matsha Winbeckler that is awesome on drapes and swags! I just watched it and used it on this cake this past weekend. [IMG ALT="Buttercream, fondant drapes, 50/50 flowers."]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3319937/width/350/height/700[/IMG] It was a tremendous help!

JanDunlevy Posted 15 Jan 2015 , 12:31am
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A*Marsha* Winbeckler.

storestore Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 2:20pm
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Beautiful cake! I will check it out. Thank you so much!

Britterfly Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 3:21pm
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I have done a cake very similar to that one. A client actually sent me that exact photo. If you look closely at the drapes on that cake, they aren't your traditional fondant drapes, they are more flat to the cake & do not stick out like the regular drapes (the ones you use a dowel rod to make the pleats)... these drapes were done using a drape mold. I had a really hard time figuring out which mold was used & where to get it, but I finally found it on ebay...

 


leah_s Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 3:30pm
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Wow.  Those molds make drapes easy!

Britterfly Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 3:39pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 
 

Wow.  Those molds make drapes easy!


Yes it sure does! It took me half the time with that mold than making them myself using dowel rods. It also gives the cake a slightly different look.

storestore Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 4:01pm
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Britterfly, thank you so much!!

Britterfly Posted 16 Jan 2015 , 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by storestore 
 

Britterfly, thank you so much!!


You're welcome! Glad I could help!

Naivohw Posted 17 Jan 2015 , 3:59am
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Wow, that mold is awesome! Definitely remembering that the next time I need some fondant drapes :)

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