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.
Mix together equal amounts of fondant and gumpaste and let stand for 1 hour.
| Make equal markings on cake covered with fondant.
To get the best results, use a garland marker.
|Roll out small amount of fondant-gumpaste using very little powdered sugar and cut
into a rectangle.
|Place 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
|Slide 1st skewer under the fondant and gently slide fingers over the fondant.|
|Slide 2nd skewer a little away from the 1st skewer and slide fingers over the two
|Slide 3rd skewer a little away from the 2nd skewer and slide fingers over all the
|After placing all skewers under the fondant let stand for one minute|
|Gently bring the skewers closer together|
|Slide out the skewers slowly|
|Bring drapes closer and squeeze ends|
|Place 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
|Turn the swag, and on the reverse apply very little water on the top edge of the
Swag and on the squeezed ends.
|Attach swag ends at the markings on the cake|
|Ease out the swag between the markings|
|Your swag should now look something like this|
|Repeat 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|