Using the medium acrylic scallop template for this 10″ cake was a breeze to create…and very enjoyable, not to mention creating it ombre style, made for it extra lovely.
STEP 1 – Using a scalpel cut your fondant strips. First trim your fondant using the straight side to ensure perfectly straight and then cut your scallop side. By holding the scalpel upright (with only a slight angle) you will find it much easier to glide the cutter in between each scallop, rather than having it in the normal angled cutting position.
For this style I chose to make the scallop narrower than the template is, just for the effect. To do this, I simply moved my template into the position I wanted after cutting the straight edge.
STEP 2 – Storing between my clear The Mat, I cut some scalloped ombre strips, only taking out one strip at a time, ruffling and then applying to the cake. I do not do more than one at a time to prevent drying and the ruffle getting squashed.
STEP 3 – Ruffle each scallop, placing half of the ball on the fondant and the other half on the modelling pad. All tools and equipment are available in our CutterCraft store online. Full explanation of how I ruffle is available in the first scallop tutorial. You will see I hold my ball tool upright, rather than angled like a pen. That is just my style, you may be more comfortable a different way. There is no right or wrong way.
STEP 4 – Starting from the top and working down, begin applying your ruffled strips, overlapping the layer before so as to hide the fondant beneath. Offset the ruffles to the previous layer to create a more fuller effect.
STEP 5 – Apply a small amount of sugar glue with your brush along the entire length of the ruffled strip. To join and cover the entire circumference of your cake, but the strip ends together snuggly, so they are not visible.
STEP 6 – Continue ruffling, gluing and placing your strips into place until the base of your cake. You can leave it plain or trim with ribbon. Your design is completely up to you.
STEP 7 – Using the end of your glue brush or modelling tool, you can ‘pucker’ out any scallops that need. This will create a fuller look.
Using these acrylic scallop templates make light work in creating such an effective look. 3 sizes, you’ve got multiple designs covered! Below are pics of cakes all using the scallop templates. The creative process is now up to you. The white one is using straight sides only. The aqua flowers are even made using the scalloped templates!! How wonderful to have multiple uses !
I hope you have enjoyed this short how to and plan to have a try of our new acrylic scallop templates. I look forward to seeing some photos. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact CutterCraft anytime 🙂