Combine the trendy look of quilling with easy-to-work-with Wilton Decorator Preferred Purple Fondant for a modern cake. Learn how to quill with fondant and you will be able to make fabulous flowers, freeform designs and so much more.
Cover cakes with fondant. Use spatula and buttercream icing to lightly ice cake. Use fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll purple fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cover cake with purple fondant. Reserve remaining purple fondant.
Decorate cake. Use fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll remaining purple fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut fondant into 1/4 in. wide strips.
For large flower, use fondant trimmer to cut six strips to each length: 2 1/2 in., 2 in. and 1 1/4 in. long. Form shortest strip into loop, and use brush to brush ends with piping gel to join. Loop medium strip around outside edge, having short ends even. Repeat to add longest strip. Make six petals. Let petals dry 1 to 2 hours on sides on cornstarch-dusted board.
For the medium flower, use fondant trimmer to cut five strips to each length: 2 in. and 1 1/4 in. long. Form five petals as for large flower, omitting third strip. Let petals dry 1 to 2 hours on sides on cornstarch-dusted board.
For the small flower, use fondant trimmer to cut five strips to each length: 1 1/4 in. and 1 in. long. Form five petals as for medium flower. Let petals dry 1 to 2 hours on sides on cornstarch-dusted board.
Use fondant trimmer to cut strips, 3 in. to 4 in. long, and form random swirls coming out from and between some petals. Let swirls dry 1 to 2 hours on sides on cornstarch-dusted board. Reserve remaining fondant.
Use brush and piping gel to attach one petal at a time to form a flower. Attach swirls as desired
Use narrow end of tip 2A to cut a fondant center for the large flower. Use narrow end of tip 12 to cut fondant centers for medium and small flower. Use brush and piping gel to attach flower centers to centers of flowers.
The delicate paper-like petals of the gum paste peony make a beautiful companion for the crepe-look buttercream piped ruffles on this tiered cake. Make the flower using Wilton Ready-To-Use Gum Paste and the cut-outs and flower-making instructions in the Peony Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set.
Create this botanical beauty in all its glory with the ease of our Tilt ?N Turn ULTRA Cake Turntable. It lifts your cake off the work surface to decorate borders, and add embellishments all around the cake without straining.