Thursday, May 6, 2010
I just love the look of a fondant ribbon on a cake. On this ribbon for my woodland shower cake, I found it a little challenging. This is the first time I've put the ribbon centered on the tier instead of at the bottom. When the ribbon is placed on the bottom of the tier, there is no difficulty in getting it perfectly level since the bottom is your guide. I'll tell y'all right up front that this one did not go on perfectly straight. It did, however, go on straight enough that I was the only one that ever noticed.
reminder for everyone who has been out of school as long as I have. Circumference is equal to the diameter X pi(3.14). For this purpose I made it a little easier and multiplied my diameter by 3. I had a 5 inch cake with frosting so I added an inch to the diameter which more than made up for rounding the 3.14 to 3 and gave me a little extra so I wouldn't come up short. In short, take cake size plus 1 and multiply by 3.
I know, I know, this picture is terrible. I have received some suggestions from some of you on how to take left handed pictures of my right hand doing something. This picture was taken before receiving your suggestions. I promise I will try to take better pictures for y'all in the future.
I wanted the snails to look like they were stitched on the ribbon so I piped them in dashed lines. I used the circle I had marked with the lid as the outer circle of the shell spiral. The body was free hand.
I have one last post to come on my woodland shower cake. I'll show you the flowering tree. Hope you'll join me.