swags and frills

1 December 2009

I know you’re on the edges of your seats waiting for my next Christmas cake update. I can sense it. It’s been a full 24 hours since the last one. Here she is then, looking not too shabby, adorned with swags and frills (well one swag so far, with three more still to do).

This is a much more traditional design than I would usually go for, but we had to master the skills for my cake class so I thought I should use them. I haven’t decided yet what to put on the top of the cake. All suggestions welcome.

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Marissa 1 December 2009 at 10:22 pm

So beautiful and elegant!


Jon-ster 2 December 2009 at 7:39 am

You deffo need something christmassy, otherwise it’ll look like a wedding cake rather than a christmas cake. Suggest the classic red-green combination of holly and cranberries (edible or otherwise!)


suzy 6 December 2009 at 4:53 am

This is really stunning, you’ll have to teach me one day.


amanda 14 July 2010 at 7:51 am

Can you tell me what tool or crimper you used to make the ruffle swag? Thanks hope to hear from you.


green apple sorbet 14 July 2010 at 11:49 am

Hi Amanda,
I used a garrett frill cutter for the lower part. It took me a few attempts to perfect the technique. There is a tutorial on youtube that you might find helpful. The top section is just a sheet of icing rolled out and then folded between several dowling rods to shape it.
Good luck, let me know how you get on!


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