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post #46 of 63
Yes! Thanks for sharing!
post #47 of 63
Thanks for sharing the tutorial is great!
post #48 of 63
I have to try this!!
post #49 of 63
Hi,
for the billowing tech. can u use buttercream to frost your cake with , let it set up a bit then add the billows ? Will it hold. Has anyone tried it with the buttercream? I'm sorry, the billows would be fondant

thanks,
post #50 of 63
I was curious about the billowing on bc too. I did do the billowing on a dummy cake and love the look. Thinking about doing it on one of the tiers of the Fancy Nancy cake I am working on but the person prefers bc so that is what I have to have as my base icing.
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post #51 of 63
Very neat! Your tutorial has been bookmarked for future use! Great job on the cake. It's gorgeous!
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post #52 of 63
Can you tell us how large you made the little squares please?
Thanks for showing step by step on how to do this technique.
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post #53 of 63
They are 2 inch squares. I didn't see the directions until I clicked on each individual picture.
post #54 of 63
THANK YOU!!!! I attempted this on a cake (the pic is on CC, called perfect harmony, and we did win, it just turned out flat and not "billowy") and asked the original cake artist how to do it and they told me to get the Jan issue of CC magazine...the tutorial would be in there. Not sure if it was or not bc I waited for it to come out and finally by March, I gave up. So thank you so much for being kind and helpful!!!!
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post #55 of 63
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post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by funtodecorate2

Hi,
for the billowing tech. can u use buttercream to frost your cake with , let it set up a bit then add the billows ? Will it hold. Has anyone tried it with the buttercream? I'm sorry, the billows would be fondant

thanks,



I have not tried it with billows on BC but I have made fondant swirls and attached them to BC and they were so heavy they pulled the icing off of the cake slowly. Also, the one time I attempted the billows, they came out flat looking but they do add a good amount of weight to the cake. I'd love to see your cake if you got it to work, I am certainly not THE billow expert!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #57 of 63
I tried making a few. I can't get them to puff up. icon_cool.gif just a bit frustrating.
I wanted to keep practicing to possibly put on my daughters wedding cake in Aug. but not sure I will do it. I have been thinking of doing part of her cake in rosettes. Just bought the tip and it's fun. Haven't done a whole cake just practicing. I'm working on a bridal shower cake right now. I don't make very many cakes. Maybe 1 every 3-4 months. Just a hobby. But after my daughters I doing my brothers in oct and then a 50th in Dec. This is still all new to me and very exciting.
post #58 of 63
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hello! sorry i lost track of this forum so i didn't see everyone's posts! thank you everyone for the compliments, i'm just glad to help out icon_biggrin.gif i really wanted to figure it out, so when i finally did i wanted to share with everyone else too!

funtodecorate2 & butterfly831915: as Katherinej51679 said, i think the billows may be too heavy to be placed straight on a buttercream cake, i'm not entirely sure though icon_rolleyes.gif let me know if ya'll try it out please!

cakegrandma: the squares are 2"x2". like MadMillie said, the directions are posted as the caption to each picture so you have to enlarge each one to read it icon_biggrin.gif

funtodecorate2: i'm not sure why they aren't getting puffy! are you using gumpaste? maybe you're rolling it too thin. i found that if i rolled the gp too thin it would scrunch up and look kinda funny, so maybe just play with the thickness of your gp. also, another little trick would be too make the billow then push your finger through the opening in the back to fluff up the center. if the center keeps falling in or scrunching up, the gp may be too soft. i hope something i've said helps some! if not, i'll keep watching this forum to hear back icon_biggrin.gif
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look for my billowing tutorial on my website: thejoyofcake.shutterfly.com
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look for my billowing tutorial on my website: thejoyofcake.shutterfly.com
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post #59 of 63
UGH! gave up for now. I have learned so much from all of you that I want to try everything NOW!! lol
But ..... will practice this billowing later . I don't think I will do this for my daughters wedding cake. I'm working on getting my roses 2 toned! Too much to do . Thank you all for great info.
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post #60 of 63
Love your tutorial and think I'll try it on the going away cake for my student teacher. Excited!
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