Here is my fondant version of Richard Festen's Gift Wrap Striped cake.
Working with modelling chocolate requires a really cool room and with Sydney's humid climate in a non-airconditioned house, I will just end up with messy melted chocolate.
Instead I used a patterned mat to created the striped look and folded the fondant like a gift wrap and used bright red fondant to create the ribbon and bow.
I love this and it is so simpe yet elegant.
This cake was actually for my nephew. I showed him the cake I made from Richard Festen's course and he loved it but he requested red and white to represent the colours of his favourite rugby league team.