Fondant Cake Pillow

Decorating By Mchelle Updated 19 Aug 2005 , 12:32pm by Mchelle

Mchelle Posted 2 Mar 2005 , 6:41pm
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Does anyone have directions on how to make a fondant cake pillow. Any help would be appreciated.

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MrsMissey Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 3:59pm
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Did you ever get any help on this? icon_confused.gif

Mchelle Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 4:28pm
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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

yh9080 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:34pm
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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.

Cakemaster26 Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 9:11pm
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It's in the Cakes To Dream On book by Colette Peters.


nola Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 9:36pm
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Mchelle...would you post the general instructions when you get them. I've want to try one also. Thanks

briansbaker Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 10:35pm
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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!
Author: lynne
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

nola Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 11:59pm
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Thanks Briansbaker for the instructions & link. Is it safe to say the cake should not be leveled first?

Mchelle Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 12:32pm
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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.

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