In today's free cake tutorial, I'm going to demonstrate a Sweet Eyelet Cake! The look is so elegant, and these accents can be used on cakes for all occasions with no special tools!
I just love eyelet fabric---especially in white. It's the fabric that always reminds me of summertime (which is probably why I just had to make it yesterday--I've been longing for spring and summer lately!).
I have a feeling that some of you out there have never tried making fondant eyelet accents, which is why I hope you'll love this blog tutorial. It's an effect that is a little bit sweet.... a little bit fancy....and secretly very simple! (Hooray!) --
I'm going make an eyelet circle of fondant to lay on top of my 6" buttercream-frosted cake (it was actually slightly larger than 6" wide after I frosted it with buttercream).
Here's how it works...
I usually use Satin Ice fondant, which is very white...but not quite as white as my cake pedestal. So, I decided to knead in a little Americolor Bright White coloring gel into my fondant to make it a shade whiter. It worked! (I know, OCD alert! :0) )
Now for the bow.... (my first choice is to use gum paste or fondant mixed with a little CMC or Tylose rather than just using plain fondant. It will dry faster and stronger.)
Allow to dry for a while with bits of paper towel or plastic wrap within the loops. Mine was dry enough to hold it's shape (but still soft) after about an hour. I then wrapped a little piece of fondant around the center to form the knot, and made some ribbon tails too.
I piped a few clusters of dots around the sides of my cake (using the same piping bag as before).
Ahhhh.... if only I had time to do cupcakes. That will be for another time! Thanks for stopping by!