I found this cake on flickr and I love the fondant effect on it. Can anyone figure out how the fondant was done? I'm just not good at visual stuff like that and can't quite picture how it was cut/applied. Thanks!
That is almost too perfect to be cake. Is it possibly a dummy? That still wouldn't explain how it was done, but would make the perfection more possible.
Hope someone has an idea.
why not ask franjmc yourself....
she's a member here on a CC
her profile: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=profile&mode=viewprofile&u=20210
you could PM her.
or if you're a member of Flikr, send her a flikrmail message
i'm betting a pasta machine was used to get it so thin.
but as for cutting and piecing together, I am clueless
I agree with doug as far as using the pasta machine to get it very thin. My guess is that they made a template to cut the rainbow from or took a straight piece of fondant about 1-1.5" thick and then cut on angle from the top to the middle of the piece to get that curved look and applied the same as any other fondant piece.
But you should contact the maker for more info.
The pot has tiny little coins made from thinly rolled icing and cut out with a number 4 icing tip, then they are allowed to dry and placed inside a jar with edible gold dust. I shook the jar and this coated them all with the gold colour. The stripes are all made with coloured fondant, rolled through a pasta machine on the same setting so they're the same thickness, then I just cut them freehand to the shape I want.
cute cake though!
I was gonna suggest you contact Fran as well...but I see Doug beat me to the punch!! Good luck if you recreate it!!
This was most definitely a cake, not a dummy.
The rainbow effect was done, as Doug suggested, by rolling the fondant through a pasta machine to get an even thickness, after that I just eyeballed the strips and placed them on to the cake.
I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but if you've ever put stripes all the way around a cake you'll understand that each strip needs to be placed up against the previous one and then trimmed to shape/size.