I decided to pay a visit to our local Joan store to get and see inspiration CLOSER!! I found this kind of fabric in almost any color: pink, lime green, orange, black, white etc so it means: IT"S TRENDY.
This is the actual dress that I reproduce on bottom tier of last weekend cake. My friend's daughter wanted to change the color combination and add some other details like the bow and some pearls. I of course decided to take some pictures for you, YIPEEEE!!! Pictures help me a lot, I am a visual person, so I really think it would be also helpful for you too. So let's start.
I used a 8" round cake, covered in fondant same color as ruffle. For this cake I used around 2 pounds Marshmallow fondant + 1tablespoon CMC (yes, It is a lot) to cover the cake and have all cake covered in ruffles. You can also use Store bought fondant with out CMC. Wilton and Satin Ice's fondant holds pretty nice
Roll your fondant a little bit so it will be easier to pass it through the pasta maker (if you are using any) you don't really need a pasta maker because we don't really need the fondant to be so thin, but is a time saver and I love mine. I expend around $10 on mine at hobby Lobby using my weekly Coupon.
Now roll your fondant until number 2 on your pasta maker.
cut your fondant stripes using your ruler as guide. I bought mine at Home Depot for $2.99 and it is a looong one. Not my kid's ruler.
Start with a simple rosette or tiny roll, this will be the center of your flower. You can wet your fondant so it will stick better
Wet your cake, I made a big circle as big as I wanted my flower to be. Press the center on the cake.
Now start making your flower, by going around and around from the center's flower. Make sure to separate it on each round.We are actually sticking one edge of the stripe.
I used one of my modeling tools to help me to stick the fondant to the cake
yeah, I know "me- BIG-fingers" :(
As usual, I get some help from one of my best helpers ever: TOOTHPICKS. Use them if you feel your fondant is not holding or where you want the ruffle to open or keep its shape. I most tell you it took me around 2 hours to finish all this tier (all by myself, no helper at all, except those cute toothpicks) You can mane any design or as many flowers you need. I really got sick of making so many ruffles and once I had as many flowers I wanted, I simply apply the ruffles randomly. You can also make then thinner, like half the size of your ruler and make big flowers and small ones in between.
Here is the Final Result, Thank you for sticking around with me.
Sugar Hugs, Joly