First Fondant Wedding Cake

Decorating By Faithbound Updated 4 Aug 2010 , 6:03am by tesso

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Faithbound Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 5:24am
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Hello! I have only worked with the MMF twice. The first time the humidity was just awful, and it drooped and fell apart. Thank god I was working a practice cake, and not a cake order. The second time it did turn out, but I only used it on an 8 inch round, and made a bow for the top. So my experience is VERY limited.

Yesterday I was asked to be a maid of honor in my favorite cousin's wedding. However, I was also asked to make her cake. It will be July of 2011, but I have so much to do between the MOH job and the cake, so I am starting early.

I need to know a few things:

Is there anything I can do when it's humid to make the MMF work better?
What can I use to give my fondant accents a great sheen or shine?
Does anyone have a tutorial on how to do the fondant drapery?

The cake is going to be three tiers. A 12 inch square, an 10 inch round, and an 8inch square. I need the drapery to go from top to bottom. Thanks for any help!

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tesso Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:03am
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to make MMF more workable, we would need your recipe first. There are so many recipes, that any advice we give might not work for that recipe.

to give fondant acccents a better sheen. a few options.
1. steam them
2. Use everclear or vodka on them
3. use a small amount of pam spray
4. cake lacqour (sp), cake glaze, aerosal sheen spray
5. airbrush sheen colors.

to make drapes.
You want to see edna's tutuorial on youtube and I think someone said it might be here in the articles or in a sticky.
hopefully someone on here has a link.


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