...make A Quilted Pattern...

Decorating By andysprite Updated 13 Jan 2015 , 9:05am by queenmoose

andysprite Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:12am
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I have a wedding cake due tomorrow with a quilted pattern on the sides. I have an idea about how to do it, but wanted to make sure I wasn't making it more complicated than I need to. icon_smile.gif

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MnSnow Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:23am
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I use an impression mat and then gently go over the lines to deepen them

andysprite Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:35am
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Thanks for the reply. I don't have an impression mat. I guess I'll have to try it the old fashioned way....ruler and straight-edge.

tesso Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:51am
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no...make it easy on yourself. I use the cutting/embosser tool found at michaels, walmart or hobbylobby. it is less than 3 dollars. you can make perforated quilted pattern with it or straight seam. you can flip it around and use it to cut fondant too.

here is a wilton link so you can see what it looks like. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=52538051-802D-F658-0A8270D4F8DBD7B6&killnav=1

i love mine.

edited to add: I paid 2.98 for mine at walmart. wilton is too expensive.

andysprite Posted 8 May 2010 , 3:07am
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I have one of those! Thanks for the input. I'll give it a try. icon_smile.gif

artscallion Posted 8 May 2010 , 12:36pm
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Cut a right angled triangle out of cardboard (you can also buy clear plastic ones). Stand it up next to your cake as in the picture. Trace a line in your cake with whatever tool you're using. Then scootch it over an inch and repeat. Keep doing this until you've covered the cake . Then flip the triangle around and scootch around the cake in the opposite direction using the bottoms of your previous lines as starting points.

I like this method better than impression mats because you can control the size of the quilting, making the squares as small or as large as you like. You change the size of the square by changing the distance you scootch. The smaller the scootch, the smaller the square. And it really only takes a few minutes.



PattyT Posted 8 May 2010 , 12:53pm
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Thanks artscallion - your directions are clear and simple.

andysprite Posted 8 May 2010 , 5:17pm
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Thank you artschallion! Next time I'll definitely use that method. Unfortunately I saw this post too late to use it this time.

xiswtsawluiix Posted 12 May 2010 , 6:38pm
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Love the quick tutorial! Thanks!

Maria925 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:11pm
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artscallion...thanks for the tutorial! I'm getting ready to try quilting for the first time too! I love the fact that the triangle has a bottom edge because I think I will have better luck keeping the lines straight then with just a regular ruler!

nikinoonie Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:24pm
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Great instructions!
Does anyone know if this can be done on a buttercream? is that even possible?

abeane Posted 19 May 2010 , 6:35pm
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Great tutorial, thanks artscallion! I'm also curious as to whether this method would work with buttercream....

robyndmy Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:32pm
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Great method artscallion! Is this successful on round cakes as well? Or does it get too finicky?

sberryp Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 5:44pm
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art scallion- I love your method! I have to try it.

artscallion Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by robyndmy

Great method artscallion! Is this successful on round cakes as well? Or does it get too finicky?

Works fine on round cakes. I did this one using that method.


As long as your triangle is made of reasonably pliable cardboard so that you can form it to the curve of a round cake.

Also, I forgot to mention, that for square cakes, I usually cut the triangle out of something like a graham cracker box. That way I can leave a bottom base on it to make it easier to move around the cake without touching the cake with my fingers. Like this...


The dark blue part is cut out of the side of the cracker box, the light blue base is cut from the bottom of the cracker box.


The light green is the graham cracker box the triangle is cut from. Yes I have too much time on my hands today. icon_rolleyes.gif

Nicki & abeane, yes this can be done with buttercream. Make sure it's crusted, then use a skewer to mark the lines. You can go back over the lines to give them more of a natural, quilted feel with the light green Wilton gumpaste tool. The end that looks like a straight flame.

Mme_K Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 7:46pm
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Artscallion, thanks for all the great info and pictures! Love the tip about leaving a base on the triangle. thumbs_up.gif

FlourPots Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 9:09pm
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Thank you so much, artscallion...I finally "got it"!

JenniferMI Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 2:36am
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In the future, you might get a three diamond quilter. They are SO easy and fast to use and make perfect patterns. If you go to my pics, all the quilted cakes are done using this tool.

Jennifer icon_smile.gif

ButtacreamRose Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 12:33pm
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Curious....Can you show a picture of what this 3 diamond cutter looks like? Or where to get it?

JenniferMI Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 12:40pm
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PM me buttacreamrose....

I can't say on the open forum.

Jen icon_smile.gif

CBMom Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:01pm
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This is a quilted pattern I'd like to try...



Love that quilted look icon_smile.gif

Anyone have any ideas how to do it??


ed'td to add picture link icon_smile.gif

JenniferMI Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:19pm
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Not sure CB...maybe some sort of tool they pressed in???

Jen icon_smile.gif

Mme_K Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:28pm
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You can use a citrus reamer where the lines meet. I picked one up at Walmart for about $3.00.

Loril Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 6:25pm
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Hi, just curious also, can you do this for buttercream ?

tonedna Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 6:39pm
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You an use one of those rulers that are in the shape of a triangle too. It's perfect every time and It doesnt bend, plus it has measurements so your lines will be perfect every time. For buttercream I rather use
the impression mat.
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

malakainrop Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 8:45pm
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Tutorial for this padded effect by another GREAT UK decorater - Elaine Thomas AKA Mystical Mischief

artscallion Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 9:02pm
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The impression pads and three diamond cutters are great. But I like my method because I am not limited to one size diamond. I can make them as tiny or as huge as I want, depending on the look I'm going for.

I'd rather control the design, than have the tool determine what my design must be.

irenemurray Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 1:56am
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Awesome info! You guys are soooo good! Saving this!

tgress13 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 1:35am
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Thanks for sharing. I really needed the visual!

LillyCakes Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 7:23pm
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I have been wondering about this for so long. Thanks a million times!!! I am really excited to try this. My DH is in trouble now!!! LOL

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