Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Classic, Romantic, Retro / Vintage
Fondant but can be made using buttercream for the base icing.
What was your inspiration?
I needed to make new designs for a upcoming bridal show. I saw the technique used on the bottom tier on another cake site and thought it looked fun. The bottom tier is super easy to do but extremely time consuming!! This cake can be made using buttercream for all three tiers (pictured is fondant because it is a dummy cake) for the base icing and then just attaching the scrunches of fondant to the base tier. I used real ribbon for this cake (I was feeling a bit lazy that day) but fondant ribbon could be used just as well. The broach and diamond accents are real as well (except for the "diamonds" of course! lol...I'm not that rich! ha). I made the flower out of gumpaste. Thanks for looking! Lisa
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure you dye enough fondant for the bottom tier as it will use AT LEAST TWICE as much as you think it will use...there is a lot of fondant on that bottom tier!