How Do I Get This Design?

Decorating By bakerchick Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 9:45pm by bakerchick

bakerchick Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 2:59am
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Hi all

just wondering if anybody recognises this design. I assume they are made by cutters, but can anyone shed some light on which cutters they might be, or where i might purchase them from?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
regards
bakerchick
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mom2spunkynbug Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:02am
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That's so funny! I just posted a question about cutters on a different cake!

I don't know if they're using cutters...that might be stenciling work...

jenncowin Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:06am
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I was going to say stenciling work also, but you might look at Global Sugar Art. They have a lot of different gumpaste/fondant cutters.

bakerchick Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:09am
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thanks for the quick replies - how do i stencil? i hvae never done this before. can i buy templates? and what do i use to apply the pattern?

thanks again everyone

fondantfrenzy Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:17am
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Originally Posted by bakerchick

thanks for the quick replies - how do i stencil? i hvae never done this before. can i buy templates? and what do i use to apply the pattern?

thanks again everyone




They are stencils. What it appears this person as done is, colored royal icing black, then place the stencil up against the cake then with a spatula, spread the icing over the design on the stencil, then carefully lift the stencil off the cake and wahlah. There is your design. You know, what you could do also is, if you have a really sharp blade and a good hand, you can take this design and blow it up and print it out then use that as your template using cardboard or whatever as your template. I cant cut that good, I wish i could. Good Luck

justgale Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:23am
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here is a good viedo that tells how to stencil on buttercream http://www.designerstencils.com/Videos/ButterCream/ButterCream.html

mom2spunkynbug Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:25am
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Originally Posted by fondantfrenzy


They are stencils. What it appears this person as done is, colored royal icing black, then place the stencil up against the cake then with a spatula, spread the icing over the design on the stencil, then carefully lift the stencil off the cake and wahlah. ...




It's actually "voila"

Anyway...bakerchick, there is a Sugar Teachers Blog that I am a part of if you'd like to take a look at it: http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com and I put up a tutorial on my Damask Wedding Cake (I made my own wedding cake & did another for a recent wedding expo) using stencils.

Hope that helps!

bakerchick Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:53am
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thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so relieved to have an answer.

mom2spunkynbug, thanks for the link, i'm on it. I would never have guessed it was a stencil, i've never heard of stencils for cakes! goes to show how much i know! - not!!!!!

thanks again everyone

fondantfrenzy Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:23am
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"It's actually "voila" "

Sorry grew up in th da GHETTO not very edjumacated.

Skirt Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 6:54am
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Originally Posted by mom2spunkynbug


It's actually "voila"




If we're going to get technical, it's voilà. icon_smile.gif

Though, I must say, I love the variations of that word on this web site. It's amazing how creative some people can be.

Vocabulary lesson over!

The cakes on the blog are beautiful. And that stenciling video is so cool! Is it regular consistency BC that she used of had it been thinned?

Ariginal Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:14am
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Originally Posted by fondantfrenzy

Quote:
Originally Posted by bakerchick

thanks for the quick replies - how do i stencil? i hvae never done this before. can i buy templates? and what do i use to apply the pattern?

thanks again everyone



They are stencils. What it appears this person as done is, colored royal icing black, then place the stencil up against the cake then with a spatula, spread the icing over the design on the stencil, then carefully lift the stencil off the cake and wahlah. There is your design. You know, what you could do also is, if you have a really sharp blade and a good hand, you can take this design and blow it up and print it out then use that as your template using cardboard or whatever as your template. I cant cut that good, I wish i could. Good Luck




IN regards to making your own template i use ice cream container lids as it is plastic, flexible and washable if that helps... good luck cant wait to see a pic of your version of the cake... good luck

LovetoShare Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 10:50am
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Thanks so much for the link to your blog site. Beautiful cakes! Just beautiful! Enjoy viewing them.

fondantfrenzy Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:55pm
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Ariginal, how do you cut the design? That's such a great idea.

Ariginal Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 6:47pm
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iuse a stanley knife or craft knife but needs to be sharp... thanks i hope it helps others only prob is i have ended up with quite a few cut outs now hehehe...

panchanewjersey Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 6:55pm
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justgale Thanks so much for that video, that was so easy I never thought that's how easy it would be. I thought it took countless hours of piping to get something like that. Thanks a bunch!

tallgood Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:03pm
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If you plan on doing alot of stenciling, you might want to check out electric stencil cutters, especially on ebay. They range from $11.99 on up.

Quilters use them alot and you don't have to use exacto knives. Similar to wood burning tool from the 60's and 70's. Cuts thru the plastic/vinyl like butter. Do have to tape the plastic/vinyl on glass, with the design you want to cut taped underneath the glass.

bakerchick Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:45pm
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I had absolutly no idea these cutters were available, i was thinking how neat my design would be if i cut it our by hand. I'm looking now to see if i cna get one.

Thais has been an excellent learning experience, the video was unreal, and i als thought something like this would take hours to achieve.

Thanks tallgood thumbs_up.gif

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