How Can This Technique Be Achieved?

Decorating By dandelion56602 Updated 15 Apr 2008 , 2:47pm by dandelion56602

dandelion56602 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:36am
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I'm just wondering what people's guesses are for decorating this cake.

http://www.brides.com/weddingstyle/cakes/gallery/editorspick/detail/166427?offset=101&page=12

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chutzpah Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:42am
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Just offhand, I'd guess that they used really soft, non-crusting BC and piped lines around the cake, then pulled a skewer or something up the cake at regular intervals.

or maybe one of these:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30E3AD-475A-BAC0-5B5F72A2563BB9A0&fid=3E332511-475A-BAC0-55A40A5591617A55r4e5

tonedna Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:46am
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I agree with chutzpah...looks like a flat tip..l
Edna

Brujalita Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:58am
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I'm leaning towards a petal tip, such as a 104, used with the narrow opening of the tip down and touching the side of the cake with the icing piped in a very short garland shape. The vertical lines may have then been done by pulling a skewer/thin dowel from the bottom up.

Brujalita Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 7:15am
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There's a pic of a cut piece from this cake - it's red velvet with cream cheese icing

Ellistwins Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 10:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chutzpah

Just offhand, I'd guess that they used really soft, non-crusting BC and piped lines around the cake, then pulled a skewer or something up the cake at regular intervals.

or maybe one of these:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30E3AD-475A-BAC0-5B5F72A2563BB9A0&fid=3E332511-475A-BAC0-55A40A5591617A55r4e5




My thought exactly. i thought maybe the basket weave tip and the skewer.

jenstastycakes Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:01pm
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You could always email the designer of the cake.....cakemanraven.com and ask him how he desgned it?

Brujalita Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jenstastycakes

You could always email the designer of the cake.....cakemanraven.com and ask him how he desgned it?




...did that after posting here - haven't rec'd a response yet...

dandelion56602 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:26pm
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So, do you think they piped line over line? I thought about the skewer, but didn't know about the horizontal lines.

TheButterWench Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 5:52am
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My guess is this.

after they iced the cake they took and marked the vertical lines with a spatula all around.

then taking the tip of the smallest spatula pressed into the icing.

Starting from the bottom up.

Simple and effective.

Like Martha Stewart's new basketweave where she presses the knife or spatula all around the cake creating a faux basket pattern.

BCJean Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 6:21am
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I just tried it with some icing I had made up and put it on a Crisco can. I first tried making the lines with a spatula but the icing was way to thin to get a design like that and it didn't have the heavy fold at the top of each drape. I then used a 104 tip and made lines around it, with the wide end up. I drew the vertical lines with a spatula and it looks just like the design in the picture. It may not be what they did but it sure worked for me.

dandelion56602 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 2:47pm
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Thank you guys. I may try it next batch of buttercream.

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