I am not making this cake but I want ruffles similar to this. How do I do this? Please help! Flickr sugarpaste cinderella. I cant save the image. no rights.
Cut strips of fondant and thin one edge with a ball tool on a foam pad, like you'd thin a rose petal.
Do I need to cover the whole cake in fondant or just attach the ruffles to butter cream?
Personally I would cover in fondant first. It's easier to glue fondant to fondant and it will look smoother too.
can you or anyone be more specifc i am using pretty thick strips about 2 n wde i am having no luck
The ruffles need to be made from gumpaste and rolled really thinly. then take one strip at a time and thin on the foam pad as you would a rose petal and it should just ruffle really easily.
What is not working with what you are doing?
I started cutting two inch strips but when I did the edge it made small little ruffles not nice and big like the ones in the picture. I have never done anything like this and have only done the rose once about a year ago so maybe i am doing the wrong technique. I am kind of starting aout one inch up making a u shape and going to the edge with the ball and then moving over about one ince at a time across the strip.
Put the ball half on the ruffle and half on the foam pad and then move the ball along the edge of the ruffle. You'll notice it start to ruffle as you move along.