September 19, 2011


I love experimenting with different cake covering techniques. Fondant can be applied beautifully by smoothing, pleating, draping - and the list goes on. By far my favourite look though is one that most resembles delicate fabric: ruffling. 

Thin strips are textured with the end of a paintbrush and applied with sugar glue to the outside of the cake. The gradient effect happens subtly; every two-three layers is a different shade of grey. It's a very fun (though time-consuming!) technique to dress up a simple occasion cake.