Pillow Cake Help!

Decorating By gissellr78 Updated 1 Sep 2010 , 1:36am by Acjohnson

gissellr78 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 3:11am
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Hi all,

I want to make this pillow cake for my mom's birthday in a week and i would like to know, what tool do i need to make the quilted pattern on the pillow. Also do i need a clay gun to do the tassels?

Is there another technique?

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fishabel Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:16am
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If you haven't got a quilting tool, I'd use a ruler to do the markings. The width of the ruler would be how thick the lines are. I would quickly do the quilting while the fondant is laying flat, then lay it over the cake. If you didn't want to buy a claygun you could hand roll out thin pieces or just use a flat piece and mark it to look like strands. I've also seen other pillow cakes where they have used a crimper (if you have one) to do the rope that goes around the middle. Nice looking cake. Good Luck.

gissellr78 Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:13am
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Originally Posted by fishabel

If you haven't got a quilting tool, I'd use a ruler to do the markings. The width of the ruler would be how thick the lines are. I would quickly do the quilting while the fondant is laying flat, then lay it over the cake. If you didn't want to buy a claygun you could hand roll out thin pieces or just use a flat piece and mark it to look like strands. I've also seen other pillow cakes where they have used a crimper (if you have one) to do the rope that goes around the middle. Nice looking cake. Good Luck.






Thank you so much. I will do the lines with a metal ruler i have icon_smile.gif

Acjohnson Posted 1 Sep 2010 , 1:36am
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I made a pillow cake for the first time a coupel of weeks ago. I free handed the lines on, they weren't perfect but it looked really nice. I used a children's medicine syringe(sp?) and stuffed it with fondant to make the tassels and other details.

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