Quilt Print On Buttercream??

Decorating By princesscatt Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 9:30pm by ChefDebby

princesscatt Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:28pm
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Got a request for a cake with a quilt print but the person does not want fondant...can I do this with straight buttercream?

Thanks...

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ninatat Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:31pm
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i've seen it on butter cream on here, of course it has to be crusted, and i think they said you have to wipe off what your using between marks, try u-tube for a tutorial, they have a lot of them

2txmedics Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:29pm
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Yes, it can be done, Ive also seen it alot in here on cakes. Something about using something like a ruler and if your mark your cake sides with the spaces.

What I have learned recently...which dummy me didnt think of it, I use to try and smooth my BC by spraying my cake with water to make it moist and then scrap to smooth....well, recently I read an article, and it makes sense and boy does it work!

I crust my cake, then before I ice it, I put a pot of water on the stove, and I put my scraper laying in there, handle out.....when I ice the cake, I get my HOT scraper, and I dry it good, and then start to scrape the cake, the heat works the icing very good. And it doesnt stick to the scraper at all.

so maybe quilting would be easier like this?....

TexasSugar Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:00pm
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Yep, I've done it using the mat.

kerri729 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:18pm
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I do it all the time on BC- just make sure it's crusted really well, wipe off the mat after each impression, just in case you get it a bit "greasy", this cake is all BC, gold tiers done with the impression mat....

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=854363

ChefDebby Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 9:15pm
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Hi! I use SMBC so it doesn't crust. Does the impression mat work on SMBC? If not, can it be done at all? If so, how?

Thanks.

Price Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:35pm
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I used my diamond impression mat on my nephew's wedding cake and it turned out great. I didn't attempt to make it look like it had stitches, like I have done with fondant, but I still liked the look. My daughter took a close up of the quilted layer. I have posted it with the pictures of the wedding cake if you would like to get a good peek at how using the impression mat would look. Like the others have said, just make sure your buttercream has crusted. Another hint is decide where you want the back of your cake to be and start using the impression mat at that place. That way if you pattern doesn't match up perfectly when you get to the end, it won't matter quite as much because it will be in the back. HTH

KHalstead Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:59pm
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I don't think you can use it with smbc!

ChefDebby Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 1:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Price

Like the others have said, just make sure your buttercream has crusted.




The you are referencing is beautiful! You used SMBC? Great job!

Here is where I'm confused...SMBC doesn't crust, at least mine doesn't. Do I just wait until it's cold?

Price Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 8:43pm
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ChefDebby, No, I didn't mean it to sound like I used SMBC. I use SugarShack's crusting bc recipe. If I was going to try to use the impression mat with SMBC, I would chill the cake very well first so that it is very firm and then try using the mat.

ChefDebby Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:01pm
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Thanks, Prince. I need to test a cake recipe anyway, so I'll just have to practice before I do it on my customer's cake. I'll be sure to let you know how it turned out.

bvwilliams Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by Price

I used my diamond on my nephew's wedding cake and it turned out great. I didn't attempt to make it look like it had stitches, like I have done with fondant, but I still liked the look. My daughter took a close up of the quilted layer. I have posted it with the pictures of the wedding cake if you would like to get a good peek at how using the would look. Like the others have said, just make sure your buttercream has crusted. Another hint is decide where you want the back of your cake to be and start using the at that place. That way if you pattern doesn't match up perfectly when you get to the end, it won't matter quite as much because it will be in the back. HTH




Does the impression mat wrap all the way around the cake? I have a small impression mat and have never tried it yet. It's only about 6"x5" so it won't wrap around an entire cake. So wouldn't it be hard to match up the lines if you have to remove the mat and place it again until you get all the way around the cake.?

Price Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:51pm
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bvwilliams -- That's about the size of my mat too. Mine might be a little bigger than that. You just have to go slow. When you put your mat up to the side of the cake, don't press all the way to the edges or you will have a line on your cake from the edge of you mat. Press more towards the center, out towards the edge. Pull your mat off, wipe any icing that might have stuck to it off, carefully line up your pattern and press the mat on again until you get all of the way around the cake.

ChefDebby Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:30pm
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As promised, I told you I would let you know how the quilting went on my SMBC cake. It worked somewhat well. I covered the cake then let it chill over night. I used my impression mat but I didn't get the definition I was hoping for so I just went back over the lines with my bench scraper using the impression mat as a guide. You can see the result on the princess cake in my photos.

Thanks for all your help!

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