how to make fondant frills
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hmmm--that's a toughie to get right--to imagine what you are seeing--to picture this correctly
so i'm thinking this is being applied to the sides of the cake
i would add cornstarch to fondant so it dries nice & crisp
i would roll fondant pretty thin but still have room to roll a bit thinner
i would cut rose petal shapes
i would roll them again east west to make them shorter from top to bottom and wider across
i would thin the edges with ball tool and rub the belly of each petal to make it cup up
i'd let them dry then insert into cake like fish scales?
i'm not even close am i
ok the following is surely too much infornation but nonetheless~~~
i call it cafeteria style
take what you like disregard the rest
wait--i mean if you got it with a round cutter--you got it!!
there's no exact 'right way'
rose cutters would def give you another way
i mean manipulate the cut out fondant piece to your mind's eye.
nothing says a particular rose cutter will def do it.
that's just what i thought of to try & explain it if i even got close
i almost think an oval would be better cut in half longways
here's another way
maybe roll out a sausage length of fondant
to get it even steven roll it between dowel rods the size you want the sausage to be
so you roll a sausage sandwich with the fondant in the middle (the bologna)
and the (two) dowel on either side as the bread
and roll altogether loosely so each of the three lengths rolls but not all smushed up together
and it rolls out one perfectly even fondant sausage --the size of the dowel
at intervals press down & roll it smaller so it looks fatter smaller fatter smaller etc.
cut it in the middle of the smaller sections
you just made the same shape we've been cutting out
pat it down
roll that piece out do all the other stuff as above, the cupping & etc
would give a more 'organic' rufflely frilly fish scale
make 'em wide make 'em tall
tens of millions of ways to do it
cutters give you more certain similarity when that's the look you're after
i'm so glad this came close