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Also, some brief notes about the tiara. Here is the awesome tutorial I followed. Let's not reinvent the wheel I say!:) But I did find some other things that worked better for me. For instance, although I had a can, the bottom lip of the can made it a little difficult for me to pull it away from my tiara. Of course, it might have just been that my original tiara was a little too frail why it all fell apart!
I ended up using a 4" styrofoam cake round. since they are flush all the way around it was perfectly easy to use! I also used a toothpick to pin it to another styrofoam piece on my work surface to keep it from moving making it easier to use.
As for creating the tiara parts I finally got comfortable with my extruder (I don't know about you but I've had a tough relationship with my extruder and I think we're finally getting along:)). It takes some practice and patience but after a while you will start to see it's abilities.
For the tutu you can do a few things. Originally I thought what I would do is but a couple of little girl tutus, cut them up, and position them under my cake board. However, since this cake was lavender I didn't think I would be able to find it easily in the stores. In that case, I would have to order it, maybe on Amazon, but... I had nooo idea how stiff/poofy the tulle would be if I didn't physically see it or feel it first:-/. And really I wasn't crazy about taking something completely made and cutting it up:(. The other option could be the no-sew tutu but... I am a seamstress and no that was not an option!:) To look right it needs to be sewn and I had to do it right:). So I bought some tulle and got working!
Here is a brief description of what I did and it is also available for purchase on Etsy here:
Tutu Cake Board on Etsy
You do need to know how to sew to make the tutu for the cake board. I used 4 strips of lavender tulle that were about 6" wide by 3 yards long. For each strip sew two separate wide baste stitches on one edge. Pull the bobbin thread of both stitch lines to crinkle up the edge. Next sew a regular smaller stitch in-between the two wide baste stitches. Pull the baste stitching out. Make sure to do the same process on all 4 of the strips.
For the cake board, take a 16" cake board and glue 2-3 8" cake boards (one on top of the other) to it's center. These center boards give you the gap you want to secure your tutu. The final cake board (10") will be glued to top of the 8" board hiding everything seamlessly:).
Thanks for checking out our tutu cake!
Happy Cake Making!