I have an order for a Mexican themed cake. It's a 30th birthday, so she's doing a Quicenera x2. Cute aye?
Anyway, we have the design- chili pepper border, sombrero and a mexican blanket draped over and margarita candles on top. The sketch looks really cute.
Sombrero- no problem- got it figured out, chili pepper candies- done
The Mexican blanket- freaking out. How should I do the stripes and design. I have tried doing strips of colors fondant and "glueing" them together in the past- and it just didn't work. Plus, this one has to drape and that would split apart.
Should I use 50/50 and use a stencil and airbrush?
Would the stripes work if use the pasta machine instead of jsut a rolling pin?
Yikes. I don't want it to look "cheesy" so any ideas would be a blessing!
What about "gluing" the strips onto another larger piece of fondant? That's what I'd do, then roll over it very slightly to blend it all into one piece.
I have done it before and you should definitely adhere the strips to a larger piece of fondant. It will look great.
Thanks a bunch! sounds like that is what I shall do!
Don't know if I am "too late" to help, but I did a Mexican blanket that was draping down the tiers. I used a clay gun to extrude various sizes of thick, colored fondant, laid them together, then rolled the fondant thinner, and the voila - striped blanket. It didn't separate when I draped it down the tiers, either.
Nope, not too late The cake is still 2 weeks til due date. I'm starting with the details now since I have 2 due back to back.
I don't have an extruder. Anything else that would work? Do you think rolling out "logs" would work in the same way??
Yep, it should work fine!
I can't wait to see it!