GayeG Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:38pm
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Hi everyone!

I was driving down the road yesterday when a car pulled up next to me with a cake sign on it .. that ALWAYS gets my attention! So I mentally wrote down her web address and as soon as I got home .. straight to the PC to check it out icon_smile.gif
On her page she was telling about all the different designs/flavors etc that she did ... and this is what really caught my attention ... She said she did FONDANT BASKETWEAVE! icon_eek.gif What the ???? (of course she said it cost more because of the time to hand make the weave of fondant - but did NOT have ANY pics of it in her gallery ... there was one basketweave, but it looked like BC, and in my opinion, was pretty bad! icon_sad.gif ..)
I have to admit .. I have NEVER seen or even heard of fondant basketweaving!!!! I searched the web and of course all I came up with was buttercream basketweave.
Has anyone ever seen this? If so, can you direct me to a pic? I'd sure love to see it!!!
Thank for your time reading icon_smile.gif
Gaye

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indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:02pm
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I have seen some impression tools that give the basketweave look:

http://countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=2208
http://countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=630020
http://countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=627100
http://countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=630865

Vylette Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:10pm
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oh man, I did see someone weaving fondant for a rattan type basketweave the other day. It was a video online somewhere.
Lemme look real quick.

ah ha!! found it
its on the wildflowers by lori site on her 'meet lori' page
she was on Sugar Rush on foodtv and it shows her weaving some baskets.
http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/Meet%20Lori.htm

nonnyscakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:19pm
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Vylette,
Thanks for the link. Her Garden Cakes are wonderful.....http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/Garden%20cakes.htm

Lots of hand-woven fondant baskets to see.

indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:38pm
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Very interesting video. That was fun to watch!

beck30 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:50pm
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That was a good video, it looks time consuming.

GayeG Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:02pm
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WOW! Well .. butter my biscuits!! That was amazing!! Can you imagine" 12 hrs JUST to do the basket??? It was beautiful though!! Thanks so much everyone for helping me with my search! I am just amazed!

Those impression mats are super cool too ... I might have to look at them again on payday! icon_wink.gif

JodieF Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:21pm
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I did a basketweave with fondant for the topper on one of my baby shower cakes. You can see it in my photos. It really didn't take that long once I cut out all the strips. Of course, that basket wasn't very big! icon_smile.gif

Jodie

Shannon1129 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:22pm
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I am so happy you asked this! I have a wedding in late June that wants a basket weave on the cake. (cupcake tiers with the 6" topper being a fondant covered cake). Those impressions are going to be the golden ticket for me! thumbs_up.gif

GayeG Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 3:39pm

Wow Jodie - that is just beautiful! I love that cake! And the basket? WOW! I cant believe I have never seen than done!! Nor even heard of it!
Thanx for sharing that pic!

JodieF Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:57pm

Awww...thanks Gaye!

Jodie

Becky1679 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:03pm

I also have a picture of a fondant basket weave, it was easier than I thought! It is the apple basket!

Susie53 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:34pm

Here's a fondant basketweave example........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCg7BI5D1jI

Jazz2U Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:57am

I am so jealous! Those girls are so talented. Love the team work. Such a cute cake. I have been wanting to make one & they make it look so easy. I was wondering I should do it on a cake with buttercream only or cover it in fondant. Anyone have an opinion either way?

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