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InstructionsI used downloaded clip-art of snow-flakes to use as a pattern. I piped the snowflakes using 1 #2 tip onto waxed paper taped to the printed pattern. For the white snowflakes I sprinkled them with food-safe glitter and let them dry. For the silver ones, I let the royal icing dry overnight and then painted them with silver glaze then sprinkled with the glitter and let dry.
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Cake, buttercream icing, rolled fondant, piping gel, royal icing, silver glaze, food-safe glitter, food colouring, gumpaste
What was your inspiration?
Maria's Advanced Fondant techniques class. I was asked to make a cake for a baby shower where the theme was pink, white, and silver snowflakes. After puzzling over what to do for a while I thought of Maria's gift box cakes and came up with the idea of a baby being a gift from God.
What are you most proud of?
I was very pleased that for a first attempt at this fondant technique that the cake turned out as well as it did.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't make the fondant ribbons too far in advance ( especially the curly ones). I made mine 3 days before making the cake. When I put the cake together I found that the fondant had dried too much, wasn't very pliable and I had a lot of breakage.