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asked May 10th 2019

fondant suitability for ruffles

Hi Im a complete novice and want to try my hand at covering a cake in fondant ruffles. Can you suggest best branded ready made fondant for this purpose, presumably needs to roll quite thin without tearing. Im Uk based
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catherine

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Hi Catherine

Ruffles can be made with any type of sugar paste, it doesn't have to be a special sort. Some pastes are slightly firmer than others and perhaps may be considered more suitable. However, I would recommend using any paste within your budget. You could always add a little tylose to a less firm paste to strengthen it. Ruffles can also be supported with a little tissue paper or sponge to prevent them from flopping as they are drying
Paul has some really good tutorials on how to make ruffles. See a few by searching for ruffles in the techniques section.

... there are lots of tutorials on youtube too. First, have a look in the site's comprehensive tutorial library which contains everything you'll need to know about making ruffles. Please let me know if you need more information.