I posted a few days ago Sydney will be turning 21, and I am creating a few different cakes for her to choose from for her party. This is the first cake for her to view. This cake is a billow weave, Susan Trianos has a wonderful video explaining how she creates a wonderful tufted billow weave cake. The first time I saw the billow weave I thought of Sydney, between her love of fashion and fondant cakes, I knew she would adore the fabric fondant cake.
Generally, Sydney and I will construct a cake together via FaceTime, it is fun to create the same cake in two time zones; however I didn’t want her to see the cake until it was finished. She saw the cake for the first time when she proof read the last post Fabric Sugar Paste Rose. As I suspected she was delighted with the fabric look.
Fabric Billow Weave:
- Square cutter 2-1/2×2-1/2
- Plastic mat
- Scroll mold, MYOM
- Button mold, MYOM
- Straight pins
- Paint brush
- Small fondant rolling pin
- Airbrush, optional
- Pasta machine
- 6×4-inch crumb coated cake or 6×4 cake dummy
- 8×4-inch cake or cake dummy
- Plastic cups, 6
- 6 hollow dowels or lollypop sticks
- Flat brush
- Artist #4 round brush
- Susan Trianos DVD
- Fabric Fondant Rose, leaves and calyx, created at least one day prior
- 880 grams Wedding WhiteFondant, Fondarific
- 125 grams Gumpaste/Sugar paste
- Airbrush colours, pearl white and pearl pink
- Food paste, fade-proof pink, Americolor
- Artist paint brush, stiff & round
- Bowl of water
- Edible glue
- Royal icing
Prepare your mise en place.
Please visit Pretty Pink Tufted Billow Weave for a full step by step tutorial
This is the first time i have seen a cake like this and i love it . It is gorgeous . Thank you for the step by step guide . Do u have a step by step guide to making an Iron Man cake please ?
Shirley,thank you. I haven’t constructed an Iron Man cake, when were you planning on design one?
Thank you for sharing,it is absolutely beautiful! I think if your other cakes are as beautiful as this one which I’m sure they are,your daughter is going to have a tough time choosing! Congrats on a fabulous job!
Thank you Mary!
i need to make the Iron Man cake for the 22 July
Hi Shirley, Do you want the cake to be 3-D or a sheet cake painted with the Iron Man on the cake? May I inquire where you live?
This is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you! 🙂