Help With Leaves

Decorating By Brandiib85 Updated 13 Jun 2016 , 2:14am by Brandiib85

Brandiib85 Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 3:23pm
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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!


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kakeladi Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 5:42pm
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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.

carolinecakes Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 5:46pm
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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

Fondant Leaves tutorial:

carolinecakes Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 6:06pm
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Apti Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 6:41pm
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@carolinecakes  Thanks for the link, she has other great tutorials as well!

carolinecakes Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 6:44pm
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@Apti You are very welcome. I'll be sure to check them out.

Brandiib85 Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 8:35pm
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Thank you so much! Loved the link!

carolinecakes Posted 11 Jun 2016 , 8:53pm
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You're very welcome.smiley.png

woozy Posted 12 Jun 2016 , 7:45pm
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This is great! As an aside, Wilton #70 tips are horrible.

carolinecakes Posted 12 Jun 2016 , 8:55pm
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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.

kakeladi Posted 13 Jun 2016 , 2:00am
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Oh no matter how talented a piper you are you will not get the same look as one will using fondant for sure.

Brandiib85 Posted 13 Jun 2016 , 2:14am
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Thanks everyone! 

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