How Do You Do Pleating On The Bottom Tier In Fondant?

Decorating By pag41989 Updated 19 Nov 2010 , 6:48pm by PrivateNameHere

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pag41989 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:35pm
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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. icon_smile.gif 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:

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FrostingKrista Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:58pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

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Bluehue Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 2:28pm
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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


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PrivateNameHere Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 6:48pm
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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.

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