Since I haven't done a tutorial for a long time, I thought I would share a little step by step on how I make my present/gift cakes.
So first things first. Here are the things that you need....
Blue flowerpaste of your choice
Small rolling pin
Jem strip cutter
Small palette knife
Small paint brush
Circle cutter - 2 1/2"
Sugar gun with middle size holed disc
A square cake torted, filled and buttercreamed or ganached
The flowerpaste I use is Squires flowerpaste. But you can use any flowerpaste that works for you. I like using sugarpste to edge each loop as it is so much easier to use with the sugar gun. Lot of trex mixed with the sugarpaste and you are good to go... I am using blue and brown/chocolate here, but you can use whatever the colour you prefer.
Roll out the blue flowerpaste thinly, but not too thin. Cut 7 strips using the strip cutter.
Cut each strip in half. So you have 14 small strips. You may need only 13, but I always have one extra for emergency!!
Glue one side of the strip...
Then attach it to the other side
When they are dried, mix a good amount of trex to the brown/ chocolate sugarpaste and fill the sugargun with it. Then squeeze out the strings...
Attach the strings around each loop using sugar glue.
So it should look like this.
And attach them to the cake like this...
So here is the finished cake. This was for an 8 year old boy, hence the no.8 around the cake. Also I rolled some blue flowerpsate into thin rope and glue it around the base of the cake. For the wording, I used the Jem Alphebet cutters, but you can use any letter cutter you like. Hope you like it...