Does anyone have directions on how to make a fondant cake pillow. Any help would be appreciated.
Did you ever get any help on this?
No not really, I had put it on the back burner until I found the time to try it on my own. I have seen some websites that show pictures, but I was hoping for more of a how to.
Thanks for asking
One of the Colette Peters books has a pillow cake. Off hand, I can't remember if it is Colette's Cakes or her Birthday Cake book.
It's in the Cakes To Dream On book by Colette Peters.
Mchelle...would you post the general instructions when you get them. I've want to try one also. Thanks
Boy I tell you what, for some reason no one wants us to know "how to" on this cake.. After looking through alot of sites this is all I could come up with.. Not unless someone who has the book mentioned earlier could be so kind and email us the instructions.. Hope you can understand this.. GOOD LUCK!
Subject: pillow shaped cake
Date: Thu Jan 22 23:30:21 1998
ok here are directions from margaret ford's book. (she is an english decorator who has some 1/2 dz books out. i love them!) she calls for using an 8" sq cake 2" high.
place a 4" square of paper in center of cake top. trim a curve from the edge of paper to edge of cake --ie: make a bevel -- cutting cake almost to center of height. if you look at a pillow you'll understand. do this on all 4 sides.
to really make this 'pillow' turn the cake over and do the same thing on the bottom.
to make tassels -- pipe a cone of royal icing or form from fondant, g.p. or the like. they should be about 3/4 " high.
let dry well. now stick these cones one at a time on a flower nail and pipe lines from top to base all around each onw with tip 2. repeat 3 times for fullness.
after pillow is iced and ready, place cone tessel at each corner (on the cake board) and pipe a bulb of icing on top. this should attach the tassel to the pillow.
ok, hope this has helped you./ let us know how it turns out. lynne
Thanks Briansbaker for the instructions & link. Is it safe to say the cake should not be leveled first?
Thanks for the directions, another member is also going to scan the cakes to dream on instructions and send them to me. Either way it sounds really easy.