I never knew there were any reactions to my message, so I'm a bit delayed
I just sent a private message to dorie about my cakes, so i guess it's the nice thing to do to share it with you guys.
Of course I can help you, I don't believe in keeping secrets All I ask in return is that you will be honest as to where you got this information.
A friend of mine posted an how to on a dutch forum. It's with pictures, so that's easy http://www.deleukstetaarten.nl.....?id=106789
I don't do it that way though. I always let the cake decide which shape it wants to be. For example a round cake often likes to be cut in a wavy with peaks, an hexagon shape is happy when all its 6 sides are the same
So I cut out some triangles, curves, half moons, big or small, and place them back on the cake just like the how to, although I try to vary my cut outs and shapes. Just play with it, it'll all come together in the end
When experimenting, make sure you smooth your uneven cut edges with your knife, so the wavy or peak motion is fluent without any sharp lumbs.
Also, I use a crusting buttercream in stead of what she used, because i like the texture much better. I put a large amount of bc on the cake and push it into the curves and sprea it out. It's easier to put lots on and then take off the acces. Just make sure the top is completely covered in an even yet thin layer. For the sides a crumbcoat will suffice.
Make sure the edges of the wavy shape are crips, because you need to cut your fondant along it. (This is very important, make sure you have a nice, clean cut!)
Then rolle a sheetof fondant along the sides and ct it about 1/4 inch above the edge. Wait about half an hour to cut it to fit, because it's easier to make a crips cut when the fondant has hardened a bit. Do the same on top and smooth with your fingertips.
Now here comes my trick, which I only give to my classes:
Brush the fondant on top with your fingers. Keep one finger flat on each side of a wave and brush it gently into a peak. Finalle smooth the sides of your cake with a smoother, smooth the top with a piece of fondant on your middle- and indexfinger.
Cover up the seam with pearls, flower or whatever and decorate as desired.
Oh, and I am Suuz from Holland
Sorry for all my misspellings....
and crappy grammar