Pretty Petal Ruffles on the bottom of this cake make a grand presentation with a feminine touch. Perfect for any girl, six or sixty. This simple and easy technique is quite time-consuming as it involves making countless petals that are then scrunched into a ruffle-like appearance with a huge wow factor.
The top tier is covered with fondant but you can add the onlay directly to the cake as well. In summer I cover all my cakes with fondant first so that helps with condensation in this humidity. Or else ganache can make a big mess when working with fondant.
I added CMC to my fondant when using the onlay. The sequins mold is from Marvelous Molds
THE MIDDLE TIER
A fairly simple and elegant cake with just the name plaque. Here, I have again used the sequins mold but if you find more creative plaques in a previous tutorial I share on how to make fondant plaques and name tags for cakes.
I use a plaque cutterand a rose spray silicon mold similar to this to finish the design.
I then brushed them all with a metallic silver finish. Note – most metallic colors are non-toxic but still not edible and these need to be discussed with the customer at the time of cake consultations. You can read more about it here on my post – How to create metallic effects on cakes.
This is a tier that takes the most time and resources. Not only is it big in size and all but the petals do take a heck of a long time to make. I lost count after the first three hours and I really think I like petals in thousands.
I used a mix of 50/50 for the petal ruffles, and I let the ruffles dry for 15 minutes.
Because of the high humidity, I found the ruffles were still quite soft. If I had to do these ruffles again in summer I would use all gumpaste and I would leave them to dry longer. So depending on the weather you may want to take that into consideration.