Diamond Quilting

Decorating By brian1974 Updated 1 Sep 2009 , 3:24pm by __Jamie__

brian1974 Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:22pm
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thinking of adding the diamond design quilt pattern to my current fondant cake project, a plain white fondant 8 inch cake
Wanted to know whats the easiest way to do this from a newbies point of view.
a fondant 3 diamond cutter, diamond impression mat?
any suggestions

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21 replies
BoozeBabe Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:50pm
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I too was looking for the mat to roll it on. But found out it is made with a roller type tool. Looks like a tiny pizza cutter with notches in it. You measure your lines and roll the pattern with the tool. Much cheaper than the mats anyway. I dont think there is a mat for the quilt pattern.

brian1974 Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:55pm
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global sugar art has the 1 inch mat for 7 bucks, just wanted to know if these work and are easier than measing etc

NatalieMarie Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 8:08pm
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Patchwork cutters also do embossing tools, they do a nice quilting one, but there are loads of different designs I really like. I'm attaching a photo of the one that I've used, I think they are very simple to use and give a great effect.


CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 9:29pm
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Here's a suggestion I made on another thread:


I saw Buddy on CB do this. Works best on a square cake, I think:

Take a drafting triangle (those hard plastic ones - at Michael's in the art/painting section, or any store selling art/math supplies I would imagine).

Get a tool like the Cutter/Embosser from Wilton. http://www.wilton.com/store/si.....&killnav=1

Cover cake with fondant.

Measure and mark the size you need for the diamond. (i.e. 1 inch wide) I would do this at the bottom so any mistakes can be covered up with your trim.

Place the triangle's shortest side on the cake board beside the cake, with the longer side being the side you will be working with.

Use the embosser tool and run it along the triangle to make an angled line. Move to the next mark, etc. Once done, flip the triangle over so you're going back the other way (using the same long edge) - repeat until it's all done. For the top, you just line up from the edge with a longer ruler, so the pattern is across the whole cake.

I hope this is what you're looking for, and that it helps.

Good Luck.

becklynn Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 9:37pm
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I think if you are using the mat on fondant you'll need to make the imprint before the fondant gets too hard. The 3 diamond quilter looks easy enough too. (I saw a demo on this). I use the mat on buttercream cakes (after it crusts) and it is so easy.
Good luck

SugaredUp Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 2:42pm
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Cutiepiecakes Ontario, this sounds really easy. Thank you so much for the advice. I hope it helps me out tonite! haha

gloria Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 4:50pm
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I like the patchwork cutters - I can do them when the fondant is on the cake.
I don't like the impression mats because I somehow get it all distorted before it is nicely on the cake!
I'm too lazy to do the manual - measuring out - method!

gloria Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 4:51pm
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Oh and p.s. when I have done the manual method I use the thingie from the fabric store - I like the stitch line it gives.
Otherwise I use a pizza cutter.

ninatat Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 12:09am
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hi i have the set of metal diamons shape cutters from small to large are these used the same way? thank

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 12:56am
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Mmmmm, if you want it even, professional looking and beautiful, I recommend a diamond cutter. I love mine, and wouldn't dream of using anything else.

ninatat Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:24am
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ok but i don't understand is that what i have Thanks

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 3:24am
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If this (or something similar) is what you have then yes:


Nevermind the little cutters in the middle of each diamond, but the tool in general, yes.

icer101 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 3:46am
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jennifer dontz shows how to use this tool (3 diamond in a row cutter) along with the quilting wheel in her dvd. it is great. this is on fondant. sharon zambito show how to use the diamond impression mat on her dvd on buttercream . this is also wonderful. it is best to use the diamond cutter on fondant . and the diamond impression mat on buttercream.. its not the individual diamond cutters but the all in one. (3 in a row..).. htt

ninatat Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 4:46am
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no mine are all seperate ranging in sizes there about 9 in the can thanks, have you seen them

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 4:57am
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Ok, yes, the Ateco cutters, yes you can use those. Just be mindful of your placement, take care not to goof up your alignment. After you make your indentation, you can go over the lines to poof it out, use a small stiching wheel, OR what I use is the pokey end of a gumpaste tool. A friller or something like that.

ninatat Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 1:53pm
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hi all hello hello does anyone know what i'm talking about and how to use them like where do i start on the cake top or bottom thanks

__Jamie__ Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 2:44pm
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Bottom. Work up. And look back at the responses that have been left already, apparently you missed them?

hollyh Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 2:57pm
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I use the impression mat and it is very easy. I have only done it on fondant but it works well. If I want the quilt look then I go over the impressions with the wheel everyone is talking about that is like a pizza cutter.

__Jamie__ Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 3:06pm
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I think she has said several times she has the Ateco (or a similar brand) cutters. About 9 different sizes.

hollyh Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 3:15pm
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Sorry Jamie. I was responding to the original post by Brian1974 not the one by ninatat.

Ninatat, I have not seen these. Hopefully I was able to help Brian1974 some.

__Jamie__ Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 3:24pm
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Oh, oops!

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