What Is This Called?

Decorating By woodruffbn Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 1:55am by PinkZiab

woodruffbn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:05am
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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1362838

the top tier.. What is this called? And how do I do it? Is it an impression (like with a mat)?

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tree45 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:14am
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You can use a square, its a tool that looks like a right triangle, to line it up. Than a knife or something to indent your line.

woodruffbn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:17am
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ok. thanks!

Melvira Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:19am
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You can also purchase an impression mat that will do it for you and make sure it's all lined up perfectly. It's super easy to use and works on fondant or buttercream. I got mine from CK products www . countrykitchensweetart . com take out the spaces.

BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:23am
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That is called quilting. I love doing this on cakes, but I am too cheap to buy an impression mat, so I make my own 4 x 3" right triangle out of heavy card stock, manila folder, whatever. Make marks around your cake's bottom edge every inch, inch and a half, or two inches (depending on how big you want your diamonds to be with a toothpick - I usually do 2 inch increments. Using the long, straight edge of your triangle, place the triangle at one of your toothpick marks. Mark the top edge of your cake where the paper triangle meets it. Use the slanted side of the paper triangle as a guide and connect the marks with a quilting tool. Once you get around the cake in one direction, flip the triangle over and make the cross-over lines.

Hope that makes sense and GOOD LUCK!
B

woodruffbn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:23am
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OH! FABULOUS! that's what I thought would be easiest. IDK if I would trust myself to do it the other way. icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:24am
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I agree. I love love love my impression mat. and they only cost between $5-10.

woodruffbn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:27am
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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578

That is called quilting. I love doing this on cakes, but I am too cheap to buy an , so I make my own 4 x 3" right triangle out of heavy card stock, manila folder, whatever. Make marks around your cake's bottom edge every inch, inch and a half, or two inches (depending on how big you want your diamonds to be with a toothpick - I usually do 2 inch increments. Using the long, straight edge of your triangle, place the triangle at one of your toothpick marks. Mark the top edge of your cake where the paper triangle meets it. Use the slanted side of the paper triangle as a guide and connect the marks with a quilting tool. Once you get around the cake in one direction, flip the triangle over and make the cross-over lines.

Hope that makes sense and GOOD LUCK!
B




you explain well! That sounds a little easier. And you actually use a quilting tool? Like my grandmother used to knit? LOL

PinkZiab Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:55am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BeesKnees578

That is called quilting. I love doing this on cakes, but I am too cheap to buy an , so I make my own 4 x 3" right triangle out of heavy card stock, manila folder, whatever. Make marks around your cake's bottom edge every inch, inch and a half, or two inches (depending on how big you want your diamonds to be with a toothpick - I usually do 2 inch increments. Using the long, straight edge of your triangle, place the triangle at one of your toothpick marks. Mark the top edge of your cake where the paper triangle meets it. Use the slanted side of the paper triangle as a guide and connect the marks with a quilting tool. Once you get around the cake in one direction, flip the triangle over and make the cross-over lines.

Hope that makes sense and GOOD LUCK!
B




This is how I do it as well. I prefer this because I can make the pattern as open or closed as I want without having to buy multiple mats, and it's also easier when you want to only quilt one section (like an inset), and if you measure correctly, there are no issues with the pattern not matching up in back (I have ocd about the back of the cake looking as good as the front)

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