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Project

Wedding cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake of your choice, 2x 7" round, 2x9" round. Fondant Ivory and white. Royal icing. pins. Cake board Ribbon Clay pipe. piping bag. cake board fine writing piping tip. Tylose glue. pearls (edable). Flower/ cake topper of your choice. What are you most proud of? The design. Its simple to do and looks great. This cake won the local show. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stack the two bottom cakes with a layer with butter cream icing between to hold them together. Do the same for the top two. Cover the cake board with fondant (Ivory) and cut to the edge of the board. Cover the bottom cake with fondant (Ivory) and smooth the icing. Cut of excess icing. Place a small ball of wet fondant in the center of the cake board and place the bottom cake on the board. Smooth icing again. Repeat for top layer. When the cake is covered alow fondant to harden. Mark out the spaces you want your "piping" to go and place a pin into the icing to mark the spot. (Put the pin where it will be covered up) Using the clay gun, push out the white fondant to the size you need to go from pin point to pin point, with the desired drop. Place glue on the back of the fondant and pin into place on the cake. (Using the same pins) Give the glue plenty of time to dry. If the glue wont hold use royal icing to stick the work on. Just brush away what royal icing you can see with a slightly damp(not wet) paint prush. Repeat this on the top and botttom with as many drops as you like (More then three gets bulky at the top) Pipe the small dots on with royal icing and glue the pearl on at the top of each section to help cover the join. Pipe three larger dots, One at the very top of each join and one eather side. To finish off this cake place flowers or a cake topper of your choice and enjoy.

What you will need

  • Cake of your choice
  • 2x 7" round
  • 2x9" round. Fondant Ivory and white. Royal icing. pins. Cake board Ribbon Clay pipe. piping bag. cake board fine writing piping tip. Tylose glue. pearls (edable). Flower/ cake topper of your choice.

Q&A with Sally Ryan

AnnieMae asked:
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Sally Ryan answered:
Thank you AnnieMae
stephanie_noel asked:
Never heard of doing drop strings with fondant, I always pipe them, but your cake is very beautiful!
Sally Ryan answered:
This was my first show cake and I knew my piping would not make the grade.... So I worked out a way to do with the glay gun and got every drop spot on. This cake won first prize
jethomp367691 asked:
I love the idea of using a pin to mark the start/finish of the "piping" and most of all, I love the idea of using the clay extruder & fondant for the piping. I get so nervous when piping royal icing & making everything measured perfectly. This will make thing so much easier & anxiety-free. Thank you!
Sally Ryan answered:
I am glad it will help. The designs you can do are enless using this method. I came up with it because I also get nervous piping
Angellarts asked:
Beautiful. I love this cake! Could you please clarify the height of the 7 and 9 " layers. Proportionately they look like 4 in" each which would be a total of 16" tall (plus flower, stand and board of course), or were they smaller.
Sally Ryan answered:
Thank you! And you are spot on with the size...
msdaisey asked:
where can I find the gun, never used one? The cake is lovely and did you make the flower, its magnificent.................
Sally Ryan answered:
The gun is called a clay gun.. You can get them from craft shops or the net. Just need to make sure its made of food grade materials. Eg stainless steel. And yes I did make the flower...Thank you.