I have a 12 in square cake I need to make quilting lines. How do I do it?
I bought one of those plastic pressing/texture sheets that has the lines already on it..I actually bought the quilted diamond block one in 3 different sizes. I work in BC so what I found was best with BC is I get it all smooth and let it crust and then cover the cake with a viva pt and then press the sheet over the papertowel and use my fondant smoother to help smooth and press. Prior to the plastic sheets, I tried to do it freehand and it wasn't as pretty!
This was the cake I did it on:
check out JenniferMI's photos... she makes diamonds on a lot of her cakes, and she always posts the how-to info when someone asks how under the photo comments (which is just about every cake that includes the quilting).
I use the quilted design on many of my cakes. There are several in my photos. I frost with buttercream and let it crust. I smooth as much as possible with the fondant smoother. Then press the impression mat firmly aganist the frosting. If the frosting sticks to the mat, just let it crust a little longer or dust the mat with cornstarch or powdered sugar. It works like a dream. It is one of my favorite designs. Here is one with that design. Good luck!
I do lots of quilted cakes too, mostly fondant. I've posted most of them. I don't have a quilting mat, I use a metal ruler held on an angle. If you want any tips let me know.
thank you for your help. THe cake came out ok. its in my gallery