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Project

My first Fondant Frilled cake

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • Fondant

Q&A with Anita Paling

Nannygoat123 asked:
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.
Anita Paling answered:
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 :)
LisaRoberton asked:
This looks great so pretty. I used a hand pasta machine and the fondant was fine. I like the tip on the water pen!
Anita Paling answered:
Thanks for the nice comment Lisa. I've bought the water pen now. Having another go should be simpler using it, I hope. Cheers.

Skill Level

Intermediate