Doll Cake Help Please

Decorating By cakesbycathy Updated 8 Jul 2008 , 11:40am by MikeRowesHunny

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cakesbycathy Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 7:29am
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How can I make the dress appear to have "folds" if I am decorating in buttercream? I am making Cinderella. Is there anyway to make it look like the dress is going swoosh?

I have made at least a dozen doll cakes before, but none where the dress has a specific look to it, like Cinderella's does in all the pictures.
I do not want to cover the cake in fondant.

It's very late - does this make any sense?

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allee Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 11:14am
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I understand what you are wanting to do, but I'm not sure how to do it. Sorry, not a lot of help here. Maybe you could carve a few indentations in the cake and ice w/buttercream? That is what I did on a baseball hat that I needed to make look "worn in". I just carved a few places into the cake and iced them smooth, then covered the rest of the hat in b/c and smoothed. Good luck!

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tcbalgord Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 11:33am
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You could roll some fondant and then just b/c over them to give it that pleated look.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 11:40am
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You'll have to get carving, or bake an extra 2in cake, carve it up and add that to the straight skirt to give the folds.

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