Hi decorators, I need to make a fondant cake with the 'quilted' look on the sides. You know - vertically connecting diamonds... with little dragees at the crux of each diamond. Is there a tool to make this more precise? And how do I get the dragees to stick? Any input will be much appreciated!
You will need the embossing tool. Wilton sells the embosser/ribbon cutter in Michael's stores for a few dollars. You will also need a straight edge, or a 'triangle' ruler with a 45 degree straight edge. That will make it easier for you to get a straight line with your embossing tool. To stick the dragees I would use a dot of royal icing, and then place the dragee on top of that dot.
Hi You need the diamond impression mat like this one http://www.sugaredproductions.com/Decorating_Supplies.php and the tiny little quilting wheel found here http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17413&name=PME%20Quilting%20Tool
Simply imprint the mat onto your crusted buttercream or fondant. Then trace each line of the print with the quilting wheel. This works best on fondant but can be done on buttercream as well. This method requires no measuring. You simply walk the impression mat around the cake, matching the design as you go.