I'm making a two tiered birthday cake for a friend. She would like the quilting on the bottom layer. How do I go about measuring for where to start so that the lines are even at the top and the bottom. I was thinking of doing a 6" top and an 8" base. (Do you think this is enough cake for 25 -30 people?) I have never done this before so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Jennifer Dontz sells a copper quilting tool that is awesome. They also sell a plastic diamond impression mat, but I don't think it would work as well on fondant as on buttercream.
that's 34 servings so you should be fine. There are diamond mats, or you could use a ruler. I saw on Cakeboss he had this plastic tool that worked great. I'm going to look and see if i can find one.
Jennifer Dontz sells a copper quilting tool that is awesome. They also sell a plastic diamond , but I don't think it would work as well on fondant as on buttercream.
This is probably my favorite tool. Perfect quilting everytime...nice and clean.
I have seen Buddy on Cake Boss use a 45 degree drafting triangle that you can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby in the drafting supplies. I have used this with the Wilton quilting tool and it works really well. I also read on CC to use a protractor to measure the distance between the lines and it will come out even every time. HTH