Between pleated, arched, and full romantic cascades, fondant draping and swags can add an elegant element to your next cake design. Join cake designer Rachael Teufel as she shares her easy-to-master technique for forming and attaching delicate fondant drapes. With only a rolling pin and a small knife, Rachael proves you don’t need any expensive equipment to create beautiful cake décor. Together you will explore a smaller three-pleat draping method that can easily be adapted to create a variety of sizes.
She shares her tips and tricks on keeping the fondant from stretching and tearing, connecting drapes without excess bulk and weight, creating equal sections for symmetrical drapes, and how to open them up to create a more natural look on the cake. Once you have mastered Rachael’s simple folding technique it can be applied to a number of designs and styles from traditional to contemporary. Check out some of Rachael’s other videos to add additional elements to each swag like molded flowers, bows or depth with textured mats and rolling pins to create truly unique designs.