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post #1 of 99
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Hi my friends....

Can someone please help with in making this ruffle effect on a cake (it's for a dummy cake) for an upcoming bridal show...

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post #2 of 99
I have no idea, but you've certainly peaked my interest. That's gorgeous!
post #3 of 99
Not real sure but I bet it could be achieved by rolling a strip of fondant really thin and gathering/pinching it on one side and then placing like you want! just a thought.
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post #4 of 99
This is strictly guessing about it...but could they have used a pasta machine or other sheeter to both press and gather the super thin sheets? It might work to hold your hand close to the "exit" and gather, gather, gather as the sheet of fondant comes out. Maybe????? icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #5 of 99
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u mean like hold it as is coming out and maybe hold tighter in one side of the strip so it kinda streches out more in one side?

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post #6 of 99
Yep, just hold your hand so that it catches the ruffling dough as it comes out of the machine. In sewing, you can create a ruffled effect by not allowing the material to freely exit the needle area. The feed dogs keep feeding but the material begins to bunch and ruffle as it comes out because you are not allowing it to "relax". You might need to periodically push the bottom edge of the ruffling piece in a bit so that is is tighter ruffle than the top edge

I was thinking that maybe the same principle as in sewing could be used here....just prevent the fondant from relaxing into the straight sheets as it feeds through the machine... thumbs_up.gif

It might be worth a try at least.
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post #7 of 99
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I will be trying this tmo... and the info I got here plus a good prayer to my God Almighty might be just what I need to achieve this....

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post #8 of 99
Just my guess....I think you could use a Garrett Frill Cutter and make them like this tutorial and do the bunching and gathering as others have stated.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnxBwtMqG90&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqOELkrr-BM&feature=related


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post #9 of 99
The photos don't look like the frill cutter at all - the edges don't appear to be thinner than the center of each cluster.

Instead I believe they are gumpaste circles rolled exceptionally thin. Pinch the center of each circle creating a gathered piece and do this with several circles. Tuck them close to each other until you achieve the full effect. Use gum glue to secure to your cake dummy and you'll be done in no time at all. I would also roll on the cel board to make rolling very thinly easier.

I recommend using Nicholas Lodges GumPaste recipe which rolls very smoothly and exceptionally thin while holding its shape. You can find the recipe here on CC.
post #10 of 99
You might be able to achieve this effect with Sugar Veil. It can be spread very thin and after it sets up it is still very pliable. Just a thought
post #11 of 99
Cookie4, do you have a link directly to the Nicholas Lodge gumpaste recipe...I looked through the recipes and didn't see any with his name. icon_cry.gif

I am looking for a good gumpaste recipe to try.
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post #12 of 99
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I have his recipe and I am using a batch that I made... and I think that's what it is... I this it's like doing a rosette like with circles...cause I enlarged the image and saw some "ends" so that might be it... willl try that way...

I also loved how they did the cake drum I beleive it's fondant with RI dots... I wanna do it... makes it look like the cake is floating on the cake drum....
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post #13 of 99
wow this is one beautiful cake, don't forget to show us some pics. I love how that looks
post #14 of 99
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Originally Posted by Cookie4

Instead I believe they are gumpaste circles rolled exceptionally thin. Pinch the center of each circle creating a gathered piece and do this with several circles. Tuck them close to each other until you achieve the full effect. Use gum glue to secure to your cake dummy and you'll be done in no time at all. I would also roll on the cel board to make rolling very thinly easier.



I agree, it almost looks like carnation sugar flowers, only more loose and free flowing. It's very beautiful and I'd love to see photos of your results! icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 99
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I have sugar veil.... u think that would work better? not sure....
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