The stp-by-step article will show you how to create fondant swags on your cake. This is most popular with wedding cakes and anniversary cake.

Items required:

Step 1Mix together equal amounts of fondant and gumpaste and let stand for 1 hour.

Step 1 Make equal markings on cake covered with fondant.

To get the best results, use a garland marker.

Step 1Roll out small amount of fondant-gumpaste using very little powdered sugar and cut

into a rectangle.

Step 1Place rectangle against the cake in between two markings to measure the width

of the rectangle. The width should be equal to the distance between the two


Step 1Slide 1st skewer under the fondant and gently slide fingers over the fondant.
Step 1Slide 2nd skewer a little away from the 1st skewer and slide fingers over the two


Step 1Slide 3rd skewer a little away from the 2nd skewer and slide fingers over all the


Step 1After placing all skewers under the fondant let stand for one minute
Step 1Gently bring the skewers closer together
Step 1Slide out the skewers slowly
Step 1Bring drapes closer and squeeze ends
Step 1Place swag against the cake in between two markings to measure. If slightly

bigger then cut out a small piece at one end and squeeze end again

Step 1Turn the swag, and on the reverse apply very little water on the top edge of the

Swag and on the squeezed ends.

Step 1Attach swag ends at the markings on the cake
Step 1Ease out the swag between the markings
Your swag should now look something like this
Step 1Repeat Steps 1 – 16 all around the rest of your cake.
Using royal icing or buttercream, decorate top end of swags with beads, shell, star or zigzag technique, or whatever you wish to.

Doesn’t it look lovely???

Another cake decorated with swags. I used 4 skewers in this case


CakesbyCara Says... 5 Feb 2012 , 6:15pm

Thanks for the great tutorial!! Lots of helpful tips :) Beautiful aqua color and your roses are lovely as well!

Sarahoza Says... 23 Apr 2012 , 2:38am

Thanks a million for the easy and very helpful tutorial :D

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