JamieBrooke Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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I will be doing a wedding cake very soon and she wants it the quilted fondant look. How do I do the quilting? Do I make the markings on the fondant and then place it on the cake? And if so, is it easy to tell that the lines are straight? Or do I make the markings after I place the fondant on the cake? Please Help! Thanks so much for your time! icon_sad.gif

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JenniferMI Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:08am
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Hi Jamie -

In my opinion, the easiest way to quilt fondant is to use the three diamond quilter. It's so easy and so impressive! See cake below. I use it in conjuction with the larger toothed stitch wheel. I put a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white semi-homemade white chocolate fondant. This gives such a nice "puffed" out look.

You also can use quilting mats, but to really join us the lines in the back, the quilter does a better job.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me.
LL

destinyrn Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:19am
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Jennifer, that cake is beautiful! Is it the quilter that gives it the puff look?

JenniferMI Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:21am
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Thank you destyrn.... the quilter puts the lines on the fondant and does indent it a bit, but the larger toothed stitch wheel REALLY puffs it out. I think having the normal layer of icing with the thin fondant also helps with the puffiness. If you want me icing recipe, I'm happy to share it.

Jen icon_smile.gif

pinkcamo Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 3:43am
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OH.. I'm so glad I came across
this topic. I've wondered the same thing.
Thanks for the tips!!
Not to hi-jack the thread...
but JenniferMI, how'd you make your tiny
flowers and attach them to the quilted tier
of the attached pic?!?!?

JenniferMI Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 10:25am
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Those flowers are SOOOooo easy! I use the blossom set. E-mail me.

I just attach them with a dot of buttercream.

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Stephi1 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 6:26pm
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That is an awesome cake!!!! Where do I buy the quilter?

JenniferMI Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 6:36pm
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pinkcamo - I stand corrected, it's the forget-me-not blossom set.

Stephi - e-mail me....

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kakealicious Posted 2 May 2009 , 1:10am
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Hi Jen!

Beautiful Cake!!!! Where do you buy the quilter and forget-me-not blossom set?

Thanks!

JenniferMI Posted 2 May 2009 , 12:16pm

Destasio -

Please e-mail me

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acha Posted 5 May 2009 , 2:40am

Can I also have the website on where you bought the quilter and your recipe?

JenniferMI Posted 5 May 2009 , 11:54am

Acha - Please e-mail me

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sisterkim Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:46pm

Jen,
You work is truly an inspiration! Thank you for your willingness to share with others!!! icon_biggrin.gif

JenniferMI Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:12pm

Thank you sisterkim!

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Uniqueask Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:24pm

If you guys have not bought her dvd's yet you should get them, they are fantastic. And they will answer all your questions, and also all the supplies for the cake that Jen posted is on her website at www.sugardelites.com and her email is cakebabe1@aol.com, I know these things because Jen is one of my cake heroes and I am a regular customer of hers.

iluvjay829 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:54pm

I also used Jennifer's recipe and quilting techniques to make this cake as well as the pearl border. Her dvds and recipe are amazing and worth every penny!

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Uniqueask Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 7:33pm

Beautiful cake

JenniferMI Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 8:20pm

GREAT job on the cake iluvjay!

Thank you for your kind words and support, Uniqueask..... it is much appreciated!!

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sheilabelle Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:02pm

Jen - I love your piping of your monogram on the side of the cake. IT'S BEAUTIFUL! Someday I'm going to be able to pipe something that elegant (in my dreams).

sheilabelle Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:06pm

Jen - I love your piping of your monogram on the side of the cake. IT'S BEAUTIFUL! Someday I'm going to be able to pipe something that elegant (in my dreams).

JenniferMI Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:13pm

Thank you Sheilabelle!

I do cheat a bit with the monograms...I design it on my computer, pop it into my KopyKake and trace it out. Then I pipe over that icon_smile.gif

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doublecz1103 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:35pm

could someone email me all the info!!

2508s42 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:35pm

You should see Jennifers flowers in person. If you think they are amazing on the computer... WOW. I actually OWN one of them. I met her at Ultimate Cake Off. icon_smile.gif Totally buy her dvds. You will never regret it. (plus she is SSSOOOO NICE!) So smart about using the computer and the kopykake. I have been free handing it all this time. GGRRR.
-Paula

JenniferMI Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:51pm

Thanks Paula! It was soooo nice to meet you, too!

Win or lose, we all had a great time!

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crazyladybaker Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 2:18am

Speaking of the Kopykake... Is it easy to use? I was considering buying a used one but didn't know if it was worth it.

JenniferMI Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 4:02am

VERY easy! I have the less expensive model and LOVE it! I'm happy to help in whatever way I can if you have questions.

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crazyladybaker Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 11:26am

Thanks Jen! I think I might just PM you to get a little more info on this.
have a great day!

nikipie Posted 19 May 2011 , 10:28am
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

Thank you destyrn.... the quilter puts the lines on the fondant and does indent it a bit, but the larger toothed stitch wheel REALLY puffs it out. I think having the normal layer of icing with the thin fondant also helps with the puffiness. If you want me icing recipe, I'm happy to share it.

Jen icon_smile.gif





I was wondering if you have ever substituted a jam or a curd for icing? Also, I would love to try your recipe if you are sharing!

Your quilting is very voluminous, I love your cake so much haha! Did you go to culinary school or teach yourself?

JenniferMI Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JenniferMI

Thank you destyrn.... the quilter puts the lines on the fondant and does indent it a bit, but the larger toothed stitch wheel REALLY puffs it out. I think having the normal layer of icing with the thin fondant also helps with the puffiness. If you want me icing recipe, I'm happy to share it.

Jen icon_smile.gif




I was wondering if you have ever substituted a jam or a curd for icing? Also, I would love to try your recipe if you are sharing!

Your quilting is very voluminous, I love your cake so much haha! Did you go to culinary school or teach yourself?




Hi nikipie -

I've only used icing. I think the cush of the icing under the fondant hels to puff it out. I'm self taught ... pretty much.

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