Fondant Veil Zoom

Fondant Veil

Dress up your cake to match the bride?s gown with the impressive Fondant Veil technique. The lush drape is formed using dowel rods to shape the pleats.
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Step 1
Step 1

For base underneath each veil, shape a 7 oz. piece of fondant into a 4 1/2 in. long teardrop shape. Position between 8 in. cakes, with wide end at cake base. Measure 8 oz. pieces of fondant. Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Cut an 8 1/2 in. wide x 7 in. long strip for each veil. Position 5 plastic dowel rods over and under strip to form pleats.

Step 2
Step 2

Remove dowel rods. Gather and pinch top ends of veil together to shape. Position over teardrop shape on cake.

Step 3
Step 3

Position over teardrop shape on cake.

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Fondant Veil is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A quick method to make lovely decorations, but the directions need to be expanded. Working with fondant is easy enough, but there should be some explanation of shaping once on the cake, to achieve a real drape appearance, not simply laying the folded piece on top. The finished product from these explanations (especially the photos) do not give the results shown in the larger photo. A larger dowel, such as the easy to trim white plastic posts, can give a softer fold and drape. The edges also need to be either tucked under slightly or rounded, rather than using a straight cut rectangle edge.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from you really cant learn to drape properly just from a 5 step picture process, you gotta kinda play with it and get it to drape properly just from trial and error. but draping is a technique that once you figure out it will be amazing and you can use it for so many things, not just for a small veil but even drape down a three tiered cake. its a great technique to learn!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When I took the Wilton class I leaner the free form and it was not easy at all but I need to show a friend this technique for her job and it work very will, the fondant veil is very beautiful. It made a simply cake look very beautiful and people will love you for the special personal touch
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've done several 'drapes' on wedding cakes and had problems with getting that rounded effect. I wish I had seen this tutorial. It didn't occur to me to use dowels to give the drapes their shape. I will definitely try this next time.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks like we could use a Video on the Wilton Blog on making the veil AND placing it on a cake.
Date published: 2011-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The use of dowel rods makes this a really nice technique! So elegant!
Date published: 2010-12-06
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