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!