Best Way To Get Plaid Fondant?

Decorating By Justbeck101 Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 7:47pm by sweettoothmom

Justbeck101 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:41am
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What is the best way to make a Plaid ribbon of fondant to wrap around the base of a 10" circle?
I want to make it a solid base color with 3 colors of plaid, about 2" wide.

I thought of painting it, but I am unsure of how to go about that. This is for a cake for Friday.

edit: Also I have an air brush, but not much experience with it.
Thanks

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feliciangel Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:57am
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First I would find the plaid pattern that I wanted. Then I would try it with a thin paint brush or easy writers and a ruler. Just an idea

dragonflydreams Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 7:18am
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. . . this tutorial by aine2 might give you some ideas . . .


Justbeck101 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:57pm
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. . . this tutorial by aine2 might give you some ideas . . .






I did see that tutorial, but the only problem is that I need it in shades of purple. I only have primary colors in the easy writers, but I guess I could paint it in the same manner.

Thank you for reminding me about the tutorial!

ladybug76 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:10pm
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I've painted some plaid ribbons using lemon extract. If I needed lines to be darker, I wouldn't dilute it as much with the extract. Not sure if this is the 'proper' way - but it worked great for me. Good Luck!! Be sure to post a pic of your final cake!! thumbs_up.gif

dragonflydreams Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 4:14pm
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Originally Posted by dragonflydreams

. . . this tutorial by aine2 might give you some ideas . . .






I did see that tutorial, but the only problem is that I need it in shades of purple. I only have primary colors in the easy writers, but I guess I could paint it in the same manner.

Thank you for reminding me about the tutorial!


. . . red and blue make purple . . . what happens if you color over the blue line with a red line . . . does it change to purple (or just make a mess??) . . . just a thought . . . icon_lol.gif

all4cake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:50pm
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plaid ei on fondant would give you the cleanest look.


Searching samples now.

If you find or create the plaid you want..print it out on regular paper(if you don't own an ei printer)...take it to the nearest bakery with the printing capabilities and who sells them...ask them to print it to full page size.

Justbeck101 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 7:33pm
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How are these done? Especially the last one...Be Mine...? The top tier is pretty close to what I am looking for. Is that printed on rice paper then applied to fondant?

all4cake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 7:42pm
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No, it's not rice paper. It's sugar sheets. On the "Be Mine", the CCer tells how she did it in the comments section. It is edible images applied to the side of the cake. If you need more of a ribbon look, you can apply the edible images to fondant and cut out the ribbon pieces or for a longer continuous ribbon, roll out the fondant, cut out the ribbon then apply the EI to it.

But it can be used without fondant...just cut strips of EI and apply directly to slightly dampened b/c.

Justbeck101 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by all4cake

No, it's not rice paper. It's sugar sheets. On the "Be Mine", the CCer tells how she did it in the comments section. It is edible images applied to the side of the cake. If you need more of a ribbon look, you can apply the edible images to fondant and cut out the ribbon pieces or for a longer continuous ribbon, roll out the fondant, cut out the ribbon then apply the EI to it.

But it can be used without fondant...just cut strips of EI and apply directly to slightly dampened b/c.




Okay, I found a picture online of some plaid that would look nice and match. I am going to go to my local bakery and ask if the can print it onto EI. Then I am assuming after I cut the strip of fondant for ribbon that I just dampen the fondant lightly and then apply the EI? then wrap in around the cake like usual?
Thank you SOOOOOO much for your help!

all4cake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 8:09pm
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I would definitely put it into an imaging program and make sure it looks good as a 7.75x10.25 sheet. Sometimes, when they enlarge them to full page, the image stretches, giving you a well stretched out look of what you really want.

Check out these!!!!

http://www.thekoala.com/plaidbg.htm

cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:31pm
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Does the print have to be on computer paper in other words if i see wrapping paper can i cut it down to computer paper size and then print it on EI??

all4cake Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:40pm
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Some places won't print it out...napkins, paper plates, logos (they're all copyrighted). Online, I look for images that state feel free to use this...

cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:42pm
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Some places won't print it out...napkins, paper plates, logos (they're all copyrighted). Online, I look for images that state feel free to use this...




Thanks im just trying not to use colored printer, which by the way isnt working right now.

all4cake Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:21pm
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get a color copy for like 11cent at office max

bobwonderbuns Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:28pm
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Designer Stencils.com and Culinary Stencils.com both have a gingham plaid stencil. What kind of plaid are you looking to make?

Justbeck101 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:03pm
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Designer Stencils.com and Culinary Stencils.com both have a gingham plaid stencil. What kind of plaid are you looking to make?




I found some plaid, but thank you so much!

Justbeck101 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:04pm
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I am so glad you posted that site! I plan on making good use of it!

sweettoothmom Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 7:47pm
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[quote="ladybug76"]I've painted some plaid ribbons using lemon extract. If I needed lines to be darker,[quote="ladybug76"]


what did you use to paint with? Did you use food coloring if so what brand did you use? is it the gel or the liquid coloringetc....

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