I would like to make a Union Jack cake, but instead of doing it as a straight flag I would love to do it more like a quilt, something like this:
Do any of you bright people out there have any idea of how I can achieve a gingham effect?
Paint stripes with thinned gel color in one direction, then paint stripes perpendicular to the first set. Where the stripes overlap, the color will be darker. I used this process (quickly and far from perfectly, should have thinned the color more) on "Rylee", but I think the idea behind it is sound and it's an easy theory to test/practice.
On the wings, you can see that my color is too 'thick' in both directions.
I don't know if you own an airbrush, but there was a very nice example of a plaid shirt that was made by airbrushing the effect. I've been searching for it, but haven't been able to locate it yet.
just google "how to paint gingham stripes" and you can used the same concept with the food gels. I painted my daughters bed room set this way and it was actually much easier then i thought..
Thank you everyone for your helpful replies. I did not get reply notifications so I just saw this, thankfully it is still time!