Fondant Frills »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Fondant, wire, floral tape
What was your inspiration?
Maggie Austin's class. Inspiration for the colour was a plum off a tree in my garden. The colour has not come out so well in the photo - it is shades of dark plum but looks a bit black in the photograph.
What are you most proud of?
I rarely do sugar flowers, and have never done a piece of fruit in fondant before. I was very happy how it turned out - I used an actual plum and leaves and a small branch from my tree as a guide.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is my second attempt at doing frills as taught in Maggie Austin's class. I did try using a pasta machine to roll fondant out but had a lot of problems so ended up again just rolling the frills by hand. I think persevering with a pasta machine would perhaps have been better! I used leaf glaze on the plum to make it shiny - worked well!