Hi. I want to make a similar cake to this one....can anyone tell me how they think the leaves and vines are done? Thanks!
They are made from fondant or possibly gumpaste. I'm guessing a cutter was used as each leaf is the same. It also looks to me like a cake comb was used to make the veins on them, though it is possible a mold was used.
It looks like fondant. If you don't have a leaf cutter, a tear drop cutter can be used. Use a toothpick to make the veins in the leaf if you don't have a veining tool or veiner. Some of the leaves are curved so I would dry some of the leaves on the cake pan you are using (turn the pan upside down) or a cake dummy. For a more realistic leaf, make the vein lines in a "V" shape, like in the pic below.
For the vines, roll fondant into long thin
"snakes" and taper the ends. HTH
Here's a tutorial.....
@carolinecakes Thanks for the link, she has other great tutorials as well!
@Apti You are very welcome. I'll be sure to check them out.
Thank you so much! Loved the link!
You're very welcome.
This is great! As an aside, Wilton #70 tips are horrible.
In general PME (seamless) and Ateco are so much better than Wilton tips. IMO. If you're handy with a piping bag, the leaves and vines could be piped on with royal icing.
Oh no matter how talented a piper you are you will not get the same look as one will using fondant for sure.