I have tried to google this and I can't seem to find the answer to my question so I thought someone here could help me. I am making a cake for a competition in a few months and I want to have the look of fabric on the bottom tier and I thought the fondant pleating would look good, I just have no idea how to do it. Here is a picture of what I am talking about:
There are a couple of threads on here about how best to do it - I am getting an error when I try to open any of them right now. If you search for Pleating you should be able to find and hopefully open them
This thread talks about what you are doing - plus there are some links
If you Google "pleating on cakes" quite a few links come up also.
Hope this helps
I just got done watching the episode where Buddy from Cake Boss made the inspiration cake for that link. He uses wooden dowels to drape the fondant over , then removes them by pulling them out and bunching the folds between his hands. It's Season 2, episode9 I think. If you have Netflix it would show you how he did that cake.