Quilting On Fondant

Decorating By mw902 Updated 7 Jul 2008 , 5:26am by mw902

mw902 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 5:44am
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Anyone have any advice or able to point me in the direction of somewhere to figure out how to put a quilting pattern on fondant. Do I do it before I put the fondant on the cake or would it be better to do it once on the cake? I have tried about a dozen times and for something i thought would be so simple it is driving me NUTS!

Thanks so much guys, all your help is making me a better decorator CC is better that 100 wilton classes! party.gif

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flowermom Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 5:55am
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I use this item featured in SugarShack's DVD's, a diamond impression mat.

http://www.sugaredproductions.com/Fondant_DVD.html

It works both on butter cream and fondant...just have to press a bit harder on fondant or use a tool to deepen the lines.

Global Sugar Art also carries them and they are available in different sizes, if you want different size squares for different cakes. GSA also had different textures like dots, bricks and lines. HTH!

Sandi princess.gif

mw902 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 6:01am
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Duh!!!! I never even thought it would be a mat, I have been trying to do it by hand!!! Thanks for the light bulb flowermom!

menina Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 6:21am
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I know about the mats, but I have seen cakes on here that the quilted design is just on the sides of the cake. How do you get just the sides and not the top? Do you press the design in after the fondant is on the cake?

flowermom Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by mw902

Duh!!!! I never even thought it would be a mat, I have been trying to do it by hand!!! Thanks for the light bulb flowermom!




What is so funny about that for me, is that on Sunday I did a wedding cake with the "diamond impression mat." I delivered it and set it up and someone commented on the quilt look on the side. It never occurred to me to think of it as quilting either! That was my light bulb moment! Sandi

flowermom Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by menina

I know about the mats, but I have seen cakes on here that the quilted design is just on the sides of the cake. How do you get just the sides and not the top? Do you press the design in after the fondant is on the cake?




I learned the technique from SugarShack's DVD "Flawless Fondant". She covered her cake with the fondant, then after she got it all smooth, then she used the mat. Use a little cornstarch so it doesn't stick and start pressing it in on the sides. If it doesn't make the line deep enough she uses something like a sewing transfer roller (sorry can't think of a better way to describe it), it's blunt so it doesn't cut the fondant, and rolls over the lines. You can then do the top if you want to at that point if you wanted to. I hope that Helps! Sandi

allycook Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 8:24pm
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Does the stitching wheel have little teeth on it? If so that doesn't leave a pattern?

flowermom Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 9:55pm
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I know what you are talking about, but the one I use doesn't it's all flat. I got it from the sewing section at Walmart. I hadn't thought of using the pointed one, that would look pretty too. May have to experiment with that!


Sandi

sugarshack Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 11:43pm
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They make the wheels with teeth ( which I showed) and they make them without as well. If you press the mat on the fondant as soon as you get it on the cake, it will ususallly make the impression deep enough not to need the wheel. If you want it deeper, or more puffy, or quilted, you can use the wheels.

If I wait too long and the fondant sets up a bit, I need the wheel.

HTH!

here is a cake done with the mat and no tracing wheel:


http://hometown.aol.com/szcakes2/page59.html

(top one)

and the one below used the wheel:
LL

mw902 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 11:55pm
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Thanks so much for the info Sugarshack! I am going to get the dvd as soon as I can! I just love the look of the quilting pattern on the cake, I really appreciate the info!!!!!

Michelle

flowermom Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:06am
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Oh, what a great cake Sharon! I love the flowers on the quilting! I am so glad you showed how to do the mat in your video, it's one of my favorite techniques! And everyone is so impression with the fancy design!

I also love to wow people with my smooth buttercream, all thanks to Sharon's DVD'S. When I was doing my first wedding cake I had to set it up at church, so I took my laptop and my DVD so I could stack my cake properly! Several people we laughing at me and even one person said "oh is that someone from the Food Network?" (I don't have cable so if you are on the Food Network, I wouldn't know!) I just explained Cake Central and how I found this person and her DVD's, etc. They just gave me one of those weak smiles and said, Oh Ok. Yeah, they don't get it, and that's ok, they need to need to know where I get all ideas!

Sandi

sugarshack Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:20am
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tee hee!!

Too funny Flowermom!

Shellie75 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:59am
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What exactly did you look for at Wal-Mart? I thought it would be a simple thing too and I have a wedding cake next Saturday. I did a practice cake tonight and found that it isn't as easy as it looks. I don't have time to order anything so I was wondering what you got a t Wal-Mart. Any help would be great!

4laynes Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:15am
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I'm 99.9% sure they're talking about a tracing wheel. It's in the sewing section. Some have a blunt edge like a dull pizza cutter and some have "teeth" that would leave an imprint like "stitching" as you roll in on the fondant. HTH

Bev

flowermom Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:20am
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Originally Posted by 4laynes

I'm 99.9% sure they're talking about a tracing wheel. It's in the sewing section. Some have a blunt edge like a dull pizza cutter and some have "teeth" that would leave an imprint like "stitching" as you roll in on the fondant. HTH

Bev




Yep, that is it. Here is a link, sorry I am too lazy to figure out the HTML stuff...
http://www.sewingandcraftclub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=2303&category_id=34

Yes, do practice, you will get the hang of it! Best of luck on your wedding cake!

Sandi

mw902 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:26am
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I have tried and tried to get it straight with the tracing wheel, no luck. Definately will get the mat!

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