Need Examples Of Fondant Basketweave???

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 7:07pm by smurffy

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Kitagrl Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:00pm
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Can anyone help me out...I have a request for a modern looking, flat basketweave, preferably done in fondant.

I know they have impression mats for clay and stuff but I'm not sure an impression mat can make a nice clean look on fondant all the way around the cake.

Hm.

Anyone know of photos or other ideas I can study? Particularly photos...looking for a sort of flat, square look to a basketweave pattern.

Thanks!

(PS I just looked on GSA and found a nice Patchwork cutter but that seems more "traditional"...I need a more modern and "squared off" sort of pattern OR method.....Maybe I'd even need to hand-weave the fondant????)

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CWR41 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:19pm
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Maybe I'd even need to hand-weave the fondant????)




I wouldn't hand-weave fondant strips when you could place the pieces individually. Have you seen this thread? http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-695198-fondant.html+basketweave

(the young girls in the YouTube video show how easy it is!)

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Kitagrl Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:23pm
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I think I'll have to do it by hand because I need the strips to look square (not traditional)....and the request is that the cake is fondant....hm. Well they said I could pipe the basketweave if I wanted but they want one tier to be plain fondant (no weave) so I'm not going to mix fondant with piping....

Thanks!

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brincess_b Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:34pm
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im sure pink cake box have photos of basket weave witht eh rolling pin....sure wouldnt fancy doing it by hand!
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Kitagrl Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:37pm
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I saw the BEAUTIFUL pink cake box one!!! Love it! Wish I could use that, I think that's the cutter I saw on GSA.

But this cake is specifically supposed to match something that has a squared off, modern basketweave that's closer in look to a checkerboard than anything else...but still its basketweave.

Trying to find any options or photos before I strike out on my own and experiment. haha.

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brincess_b Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:45pm
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oooo martha stewart has one, a fake basket weave. does look pretty good, not like real basket weave, but more modern. just done with a sharp knife. at least im pretty sure it was hers! for some reason her site wont load properly for me.
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PattyT Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 4:58pm
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This was an older Cake Central thread. It came up when I googled fondant basket weave.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6298535.html

Here's a link to pictures of from the website with the Sugar Rush video showing her Garden Cakes.

http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/Garden%20cakes.htm

HTH

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multilayered Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 5:20pm
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Here's a beautiful example this placed 3rd in the spring flower contest

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1605096

HTH!

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Becky1679 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:02pm
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Check out my pics of the apple basket, it is a fondant basket weave.

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imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:05pm
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multilayered, yes, that cake is beautiful. I saved it to my favorites a while ago. But if I read correctly she piped the fondant? She said something like "basketweave done in fondant the same way as buttercream weave." I thought what a great idea, because it would be the only way to make it perfect.

I think small pieces of fondant attached one by one will never work for a big cake that's not a basket.

There are these two other examples, but I think they had long pieces of fondant that they weaved.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=931123

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbiznest/2184775285/lightbox/

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CWR41 Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:17pm
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But if I read correctly she piped the fondant? She said something like "basketweave done in fondant the same way as buttercream weave."




I took that as if it was done similar to the buttercream method as in a column at a time since you don't actually weave strips of buttercream.

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imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:34pm
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I downloaded her photo when I saw it. I've enlarged it on my 30" monitor and she did such a good job that I still can't figure out how she did it. Not that I would ever ever attempt something like that (lol). The strands are almost round and there's no spots missing the weave. I found two places where there's a tiny hint of joining fondant, but other than that... perfection.

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smurffy Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:07pm
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(the young girls in the YouTube video show how easy it is!)




I did this fondant basketweave using the technique in the youtube video

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1652869.html

It was pretty easy once you got into the swing of it.

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