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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

They look upside down because they are.  You tip your cake upside down and then stick them on.

Ok, I would think you just start at the top and work down instead of from the bottom up. Those of you who have made it one, do you actually work with the cake upside down then flip it?

post #17 of 45

I did a 3 tier cake with that kind of ruffles and I never put my cake upside down...since your fondant is so thin and not heavy...it won't fall down.

 

I guess that .75 to 1$ extra to your normal price per portions would be ok...if it's all one color it's less a pain then when you need to make a ombre ruffle cake. But both design are so beautiful!!!

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yes....thats how we were taught on the Craftsy.com site that Maggie Austin teaches.  She shows you how to make a David Austin rose as well.   

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I agree the ombre is more time consuming in tinting the different gradients of color.  

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Just normal fondant....the tylose will make them dry out quicker...and you don't want that to happen too quickly, because after you flip it over you have to go back with a small tool you have made with florist wire and try to open gently all the ruffles.  Another step ...but that is what adds to the beauty even more in my opinion.  Maggie's cakes are soo gorgeous..

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post #21 of 45
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Just normal fondant....the tylose will make them dry out quicker...and you don't want that to happen too quickly, because after you flip it over you have to go back with a small tool you have made with florist wire and try to open gently all the ruffles.  Another step ...but that is what adds to the beauty even more in my opinion.  Maggie's cakes are soo gorgeous..

Thank you for the tip. You've done a brilliant job on it! I've been wanting to buy the crafty class, I'm going to buy it now, and it's on sale too! Yeey icon_smile.gif if when I try it comes out just close to yours I'll be very happy!
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Oh thank you for your kind words...you are so very nice. :)  

You will enjoy the class immensely....she is very thorough and if you have questions you can ask the instructor and they get back to you.  Can't wait to see your project...be sure to give me a little poke to let me know.

 

Good luck and happy decorating!! :)

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post #23 of 45
I think 10.00 per serving minimum on all those ruffles if not more. Looking at the labor time. Now that I have seen the Maggie Austin site. The one I looked at previously did not have that intensity of ruffles. Whew what a long process but so beautiful. I understand now her vision as she was a ballerina and that cake reminds me of a tu-tu I live that the ruffles are upside down I think that is what makes it beautiful.
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Oh thank you for your kind words...you are so very nice. icon_smile.gif  
You will enjoy the class immensely....she is very thorough and if you have questions you can ask the instructor and they get back to you.  Can't wait to see your project...be sure to give me a little poke to let me know.

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Your welcome! I love craftsy classes, I bought the bobble heads one and i was really impressed with the detailed instructions. Will give you a shout when I manage to get it done icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 45
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Am I the only one who thinks those types of ruffles look wrong? They look upside down and it drives me crazy.

Yes, I agree, totally. Drives me up a wall.

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post #26 of 45
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Thank you soo much...it was a 6" and 8"

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post #27 of 45
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Oh thank you Katie....she charges $10 pp to start...don't think my area would bring clients to me if it was that price per serving...but it warrants it  you are correct.  Thank you for your comments btw your work is wonderful too!!! Best, Kathy

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post #28 of 45

I too have the craftsy class on these ruffles and it is on my to do list in the near future.  Whilst time consuming they do not look particularly hard.

post #29 of 45

I love the look too. I can't help but wonder what happens when they go to cut that? It would be such a mess....

post #30 of 45
Thanks Kathy for the compliment! It is this just beginning wedding season and the excitement of this years cakes... Has me wanting to learn more expand my skills and do new things that I've never done before... These crazy probably insanity inducing frills included! Lol.
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