Hello lovely ladies
I am asked to bake a baby shower cake which has round paper fans (Pic attached) How do I make these? Any tutorial? Also how do I achieve peach & mint color for fondant. Thank you so much in advance for your feedback.[postimage id="5562" thumb="900"]
I'd make a fan out of something like cardstock to use as a template. I'd probably use gumpaste or add a little tylose to my fondant.
Tupperware had a cover to their round containers with a pattern similar I would look for such like this
I do not think you would find a conventional mold....you would have to think out of the box on this one :)
I saw these supposed to be sold on ebay
I would make them out of wafer paper instead of fondant. While I'm sure you could do something like it in fondant, I think it would be easier in wafer paper.
Hello everyone, I was out of town so very sorry for replying late. Thank you so much for all your input. @pastychef that's a cool idea, would like to try that for sure. @Creativeconfectioner Wow I could see those two impression molds I want. let's see if these are affordable with all the shipping and handling and it would cut most of my hard work. @WYBee I never used wafer paper :( . Thanks again everyone !!
I second the call for wafer paper. The first video shows how to make a full fan out of paper bags, but I imagine it could be applied to wafer paper. The second shows how she makes a wafer paper half fan. You can find wafer at a lot of stores.
Hmm.. I guess only one video posted. Trying to post the other.
I was hoping someone else might pop in and answer the question about sticking them to fondant. I am guessing because it is wafer paper, it will stick if you wet it with water or water/tylose mix like any other fondant addition. But if that does not work, then I would be looking at making it stick with royal icing hidden underneath the fan where no one could see it. I hope someone with experience can answer your question better though.
Unless it has changed since I used it I don't think wafer paper is going to work. It is not plyable therefor it will crack when you try to fold it. If you do try it sticking it to fondant I suggest using just a dab of b'cream. Water will dessivolve wafer paper. Maybe just the tiniest dot of water would work but don't be surprised if it doesn't work.
I think you might be better off trying this idea with very, very thin fondant.
@tennacvol thanks for your suggestion. I will keep that in mind. @kakeladi I am planning on trying the cradstock rubbed with lots of cornstarch to avoid sticking & then the impression one if 1st one doesn't work for me. I will get back with the final results ones the cake is all done. I still have 2.5 weeks to figure out. Thank you everyone for your valuable feedback & time.
Hello Friends, I am back with my final cake. That's how my fondant paper fans looked like. I simply cut a circle and carved deep lines with my fondant's blade tool. I think it looks good if not best LOL...Once again thank you so much for all your suggestions. Appreciate it !!