I have to apologize, I have been away from Cakes Decor for a VERY long time now, a choice I had to make for personal reasons. I hope to be back more regularly, though I’m not sure I’m ever going to get through my notifications! It’s a little daunting, I may have to start fresh! :/
In the meantime I wanted to share this with all of you, I should have done so sooner, but here it is none-the-less. I came up with this version of a vintage ruffle flower 2 years ago on a cake for my mother. This has a Valentine’s angle, but can be adapted for any occasion.
Anyhoo, I hope you like it.
Here is what I used:
1. Fondant mixed with tylose – ivory, pink & red
2. 2 5/8" round fluted cutter
3. Flower former (you can use paper towels, foam, a bowl if you don’t have this)
4. An old school wilton flower cutter – or the cutter of your choice.
5. Thin piece of foam
6. Ball tool
7. Impression mats (choice of pin stipes, herringbone, polka dots & small squares – OPTIONAL)
8. Small heart cutter or round cutter/pastry tip
9. Paring knife
10. Water and paint brush
11. Gold lustre dust, paint brush and vodka (not in photo)
12. A toothpick (not in photo)
If you don’t have this cutter, get creative! Use what you have, such as a rose petal cutter, an oval, another funky petal shape OR cut out shapes free-form with a knife. You can even print petal templates and trace them out.
Sorry the picture is blurry, hopefully you get the idea of how to fold it like a fan.
Buttons – for when you don’t have a mold. If you don’t have a small heart shaped cutter, a round cutter or a piping tip will do the trick.
Here are a couple of other versions of my ruffle/fabric flowers (I can never decide which they should be).
Thank you for looking. :)
Nicole --- http://www.facebook.com/thecakeofit