How Is The Texture At The Silver Detail Created On The Top Edge Of These Tiers?

Decorating By RockinJWDesigns Updated 16 Feb 2015 , 11:27pm by RockinJWDesigns

RockinJWDesigns Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 8:58pm
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I need some advice on how to do this technique (and what is it called?). I'm trying to figure out how to accomplish the texture detail at the top edge of the tiers. And can it be done on buttercream or only fondant? Thanks!!

 

 

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winniemog Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 9:24pm
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AThose edges are crimped. You just need a crimper to pinch the soft edges of your fondant. Then you can paint them silver or leave them.

Victoria M Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 9:35pm
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Yes, it's a closed curve serrated crimper, like this one here. www.pmecake.co.uk/essential-equipment/990-closedcurveserratedcrimper34in.html?search_query=crimper&results=34

 

It looks as if the decorator crimped all the way round the edge, then came back with a Dresden veiner tool and made little lines above and below the crimped line where the individual crimps meet.  Very pretty :smile:

RockinJWDesigns Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 10:08pm
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Thank you both soo much!!

 

Can it be done to crusting buttercream?

Victoria M Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 10:23pm
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Glad it helped!  I don't work much with buttercream, but I don't think it would hold up to being crimped.

winniemog Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 10:47pm
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AI can't imagine it working the same way with buttercream - you need the flexibility and smooth finish of the fondant for crimping.

RockinJWDesigns Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 11:27pm
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Thank you again :)

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