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asked January 31st 2013

swags

i have been asked to do a cake with swags, can anyone recommend any tutorials for this please.

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Hello Winnie

If you google ‘making fondant swags’ you’ll get lots of step by step youtube tutorials to follow. Swags take a bit of practice but they’re not that difficult to make. I make them using half fondant and half gumpaste, this gives them less stretch so the swags drape nicely and they don’t dry over brittle. To make fabric effect you can brush some lustre onto the rolled out fondant and go over it with a patterned rolling pin. Odd bits of icing you may have are good for practicing with. Hope you get on ok, you’ll have to let us know! x

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