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post #1 of 39
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My bride sent me this pic.

 

Someone mentioned to her that it looked like quilling and I agree. I've never done the technique before so I've been looking for tutorials and pictures. Which I've found in abundance. However, all the examples I've been able to find are a lot more artsy. I've shared some of the examples with my bride and she hates all of them. She is dead set on the look above.

 

Does anyone know who this belongs to? I'd love to be able to ask them how this was done. Or does anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks for any input!

post #2 of 39

first of all truly awesome cake--really beautiful

 

i'm gonna guess--it might be real ribbon???

 

or it's super thin pearly fondant curled around expertly in a quilling fashion

 

the piping (leaves & scrolls)  is pearly-fied and when you look at the rose petals it looks like a much whiter substance

 

it's tremendously beautiful--the soft pink & little diamond sparkles add the perfect balance

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post #3 of 39

I think K8memphis is right in that it is thin pieces of fondant (or fondant gum paste) rolled and cut into thin "ribbon" like strips.  I think if you stop thinking of it as "quilling" and think more of just making ribbon like roses/flowers you may achieve a look that the bride is happy with.  Why don't you enlarge a portion of the area with a flower , print it out and practice going over it with fondant strips to get the hang of it.  Good luck, sorry I don't know who made that beautiful cake. 

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I think K8memphis is right in that it is thin pieces of fondant (or fondant gum paste) rolled and cut into thin "ribbon" like strips.  I think if you stop thinking of it as "quilling" and think more of just making ribbon like roses/flowers you may achieve a look that the bride is happy with.  Why don't you enlarge a portion of the area with a flower , print it out and practice going over it with fondant strips to get the hang of it.  Good luck, sorry I don't know who made that beautiful cake. 

Agree! And, love this cake.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #5 of 39
That kind of looks like real ribbon to me. If you look at the horizontal piece that's catching the light on the third tier, it shines like satin ribbon. All the other gum paste quilling I found by googling looked more chunky... Either way, it's a gorgeous cake.
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That kind of looks like real ribbon to me. If you look at the horizontal piece that's catching the light on the third tier, it shines like satin ribbon. All the other gum paste quilling I found by googling looked more chunky... Either way, it's a gorgeous cake.

 

 

yes and on the second largest tier--you can see the absolutely perfect edging on a strand of the ribbon

 

and if it is not real ribbon and it is edible then i think the flowers were done by someone other than the person who put the cake together

 

but i vote for real ribbon ;)

 

be cool for cake maker to clue us all in here

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post #7 of 39

I vote real ribbon, made then placed on the cake. Looks to be iced in butter cream, and the swirls look piped to me.

post #8 of 39

You could contact the people who actually made this cake and ask them:

 

 

http://www.thecakeguys.com/custom-wedding-cake-gallery.html

deborahanne

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post #9 of 39

Cakeyouverymuch...I think that was the problem, no one knew who made the cake! You solved the mystery! Now I NEED to know if it is real ribbon or fondant!

post #10 of 39

I'm voting that iys a refreshing new take on this sort of design:

 

 http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2952522/wedding-cake-set-up-at-rhinefield-house-hotel-in-the-new-forest-bottom-2-tiers-are-a-12-inch-vanilla-with-a-10inch-carrot-and-on-the-top-a-tower-of-100-cake-truffles-infused-with-a-selection-of-alcohol-liquers/#order=2&albumId=85&nextId=false&prevId=false&imageId=2952522&imageESOId=7776309&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F2952522%2Fwedding-cake-set-up-at-rhinefield-house-hotel-in-the-new-forest-bottom-2-tiers-are-a-12-inch-vanilla-with-a-10inch-carrot-and-on-the-top-a-tower-of-100-cake-truffles-infused-with-a-selection-of-alcohol-liquers%2F%2F&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F4%2F44%2F900x900px-LL-448bb726_jane.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F4%2F44%2F50x50px-ZC-448bb726_jane.jpeg&description=Wedding+cake+set+up+at+Rhinefield+House+Hotel+in+the+New+Forest....%0D%0Abottom+2+tiers+are+a+12+inch+vanilla+with+a+10inch+carrot+and+on+the+top+a+tower+of+100+cake+truffles+infused+with+a+selection+of+alcohol+liquers&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F4%2F44%2F448bb726_jane.jpeg&setName=&urlSlug=wedding-cake-set-up-at-rhinefield-house-hotel-in-the-new-forest-bottom-2-tiers-are-a-12-inch-vanilla-with-a-10inch-carrot-and-on-the-top-a-tower-of-100-cake-truffles-infused-with-a-selection-of-alcohol-liquers

 

(I'm refering to the bottom two tiers).

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post #11 of 39

I agree! That's what I thought originally...you are a super sleuth! I love that someone can post a pic and members actually can find or know info about it~

;)

post #12 of 39
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Cakeyouverymuch...I think that was the problem, no one knew who made the cake! You solved the mystery! Now I NEED to know if it is real ribbon or fondant!

 

 

I did a google search using your image and found it on pinterest where it was actually attributed to the original website.

 

As to whether it is real ribbon, leaving aside the food safety issues, how would one glue real ribbon to the side of a cake?  I'd simply use an extruder to make flat narrow strips of fondant, dust them with pearl dust and attach them with gum glue.  Then once they're set in place, pipe in the leaves, swirls and dots with royal icing, give all the decorations another dusting with pearl dust and you're done. 

deborahanne

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post #13 of 39

piping gel might hold it

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post #14 of 39

i googled image too but with no luck. I'm glad you found it and OP will hopefully be able to do her cake :)

post #15 of 39
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Thanks to everyone for their input and for finding the original decorator!! I did an internet search with no luck as well.

 

When I first saw the cake, I first thought was that they are real ribbon. I'm going to see if I can contact the original decorator.

 

Again, thanks so much. Thankfully, I have a couple of months to figure this out. The wedding is in May. I'll try to remember to post pics aftewards.

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