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asked September 20th 2013

Texture on fondant

My niece has asked me to make her a Hollister dress cake for her birthday. The cake itself is not a problem what I need help with is the bodice part of the dress. It is smocked. Does anyone know what I could do to create that effect on the fondant.

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My niece has asked me to make her a Hollister dress cake for her birthday. The cake itself is not a problem what I need help with is the bodice part of the dress. It is smocked. Does anyone know what I could do to create that effect on the fondant.

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Hello mthayes

I just had a play with a little fondant and created a bodice on my brandy bottle. Using the veining tool made some tight slightly wavey verticle grooves then ran the stitching tool horizontally across again keeping the texturing tight. The pattern looks very much like smocking. I also tried with the shell tool but the result wasn’t as good. I’ve also searched in google ‘how to achieve smocking on fondant’ and found some tutorials. I haven’t linked as there is more than one which you could look at yourself. Hope this helps.

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Thank you so much for this.
Will have a play tomorrow and see what I can do!!

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Also realised you can get smocking embossers from Patchwork cutters like this one http://www.craftcompany.co.uk/smocking-embosser-by-patchwork-cutters.html and smocking rolling pins like this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/9-5-Inch-Ribbed-Smocking-Rolling/dp/B00871K4DC.

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Made it with love you are truly amazing!!! Thank you..

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