Decorating By Cathy26 Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 10:46pm by costumeczar

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Cathy26 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 9:53pm
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Hi everyone, i have my 3 rd wedding cake for next friday and the bride wants draped fondant round the cake with lillies over the joins, im confident enough but would be really grateful if anyone had a tutorial or any tips on how to get the fondant thin enough to drape nicely and the bes way of draping, do you add CMC or gum trag?? also whats the best way of attaching the drapes??

Thanks in advance xoxox

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costumeczar Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 10:46pm
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You could add 1 tsp of tylose (cmc or whatever) to 1 pound of fondant to make it a little stiffer. To attach the drapes just use water where they're going to sit on the cake (I assume that you're using a fondant-covered cake) and put the ends of the drapes up on the flat ledge of each tier a little. If you're using butercream on the cake, just put some buttercream on the spots where the drapes will be and use that for extra "glue" to stick the drapes on, Again, bring the ends of the drapes up over the edge of the tier so that they're supported a little and not just stuck to the side of the cake.

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