Can Someone Please Tell Me How To Do The Quilt Pattern?

Decorating By Lisa9002 Updated 28 Jun 2010 , 7:33pm by Lisa9002

Lisa9002 Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 9:53pm
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Can someone please tell me how to do the quilt pattern on buttercream cakes? I see so many cakes with the quilt pattern on them and wonder how they do it so evenly. Any help would be appreciated.

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niccicola Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:27pm
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there are impression mats available in many different sized patterns

icer101 Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:41pm
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if using buttercream the quilt impression mat is best.. if using fondant the 3 diamong pattern cutter is best.. hth sharon zambito shows how on her b/c dvd usint the mat on b/c... jennifer dontz.. show how beautiful it is.. using the diamond cutter on fondant. just beautiful on both..

kakeladi Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 4:14pm
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There also is a diamond cutter - it's 3 diamonds on one cutter that you could impress in the icing.
Then there is the hand method. Every time I tried this it didn't work out well icon_sad.gif
Use a ruler or skewer to make slanted lines all around the cake; the go back the other way. Usually I can't get my lines all slanted *EXACTLY* the same. By the time I reach the 1st one there is a huge difference in the slant icon_sad.gif

ApplegumKitchen Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 7:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

There also is a diamond cutter - it's 3 diamonds on one cutter that you could impress in the icing.
Then there is the hand method. Every time I tried this it didn't work out well icon_sad.gif
Use a ruler or skewer to make slanted lines all around the cake; the go back the other way. Usually I can't get my lines all slanted *EXACTLY* the same. By the time I reach the 1st one there is a huge difference in the slant icon_sad.gif




If you use a "set square" to do this - you will find your slants are ALL THE SAME icon_biggrin.gif

They come in different angles too

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.papermat.com.np/graph/ruler3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.papermat.com.np/geometric/ruler.php&usg=__j-pz8VnCjnP3yUBU_OYKc_tmpEo=&h=290&w=400&sz=14&hl=en&start=20&tbnid=Ot2DzTNwpdkuuM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dset%2Bsquare%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

sburros Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 5:00am
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Where can I buy the 3 diamond cutter? icon_smile.gif

AfordRN Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 6:32am
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www.sugardelites.com

Lisa9002 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 6:36pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try the impressions mat. Do you let the buttercream crust first? It seems like it could mess it up. I will try it.

mayo2222 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 6:42pm
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Yes, make sure your BC has crusted first before using the mat

Lisa9002 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:33pm
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Thanks!

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