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My first Fondant Frilled cake

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Mum's birthday cake

Created in this Craftsy Course

Fondant Frills taught by Maggie Austin

Couture cake artist Maggie Austin shows you how to create an elegant ombre cake with her signature – and secret! – frill technique.

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Category Cake Decorating
Material Fondant
Anita Paling on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Bakels Fondant and Gumpaste (for the Peony flower set)

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What are you most proud of? Surviving flipping the cakes upside down. I was quite anxious about this design due to needing the cakes to be really cold. I've never put a fondant covered cake in the fridge, nor have I decorated a cake upside down. Just trust Maggie's instructions.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you can find a water pen that will probably save having to wipe your finger every time you've moistened a strip of fondant. Wet fingers lead to tears in the fondant when pulling your finger away. I also found that leaving the frilled fondant strips for a few minutes made it less worrying manoeuvring them upside down to place on the cake.

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I think your cake look very pretty. I would like to try this but I don't know about the flipping the cake upside down. This must be done on a fondant only? Good job.

09/20/2013 Flag

Hi there. I don't think buttercream will remain firm enough to allow you to have the cake flipped upside down for the time it takes to complete the frills. A smaller cake will take less time. My 8" cake took 1hr 20min. That was using a manual pasta machine. I'd like to think you'd save some time with a KitchenAid pasta attachment. Thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate it :)

09/21/2013 Flag

This looks great so pretty. I used a hand pasta machine and the fondant was fine. I like the tip on the water pen!

09/26/2013 Flag

Thanks for the nice comment Lisa. I've bought the water pen now. Having another go should be simpler using it, I hope. Cheers.

09/27/2013 Flag

Anita, I rolled all my fondant and cut strips first and put them in zip lock bags, when I thought I had enough I then flipped the cake and found I didnt have the cake upside for too long, worked for me this way. Lisa

10/05/2013 Flag

That's a good idea Lisa. Saves all that stop start work.

10/07/2013 Flag