I've seen tons of cakes here on CC with the quilted look. How do you achieve this? Do you do it after you put the fondant on the cake or before? Is there a tool the does it? I would love nay help? Thanks in advance!!
I have never actually done this yet either, but here is a youtube tutorial
I have the diamond impression mat like the one they show on the video. It's kind of tricky to use but it works. The other tool they use looks great but it sells for like $22 at my cake store, so I'll stick with the mat for now.
I use the three diamond quilter, VERY easy to use! If you want more info, just PM me. I'm happy to try and help.
I have the plastic impression mat and you use ot after you cover your cake with fondant, it is a little tricky to hold the mat and the cake at the same time the diamond quilter tools look much easier.
That tool could not be any easier to use. You also can eye it up towards the back to make a perfect seam. You really can't do that with the matts.
I use it in conjunction with the larger toothed stitch wheel. I put a normal layer of icing, then a thin layer of my semi-homemade chocolate fondant, then quilt and stitch away. It looks so impressive - shhhhh....don't tell your customers how easy it is to do
I just use the fondant embosser and a ruler and you will definetly need to do it once it's already on the cake. I made the mistake of drinking Starbucks prior to decorating so the extra caffeine made my hands a little shakey.
Not sure if this is a dodgy way to do it but this is how I do it and ppl think its so clever (simple I just dont tell them)
I just lightly score a gird in the fondant about 2cm squared and once that is all neat go along the lines with a tooth pic and prick holes in it...once that is done I add a silver bead to the places where it crosses over. Not sure if that makes sence I will try add a pic.
I was thinking of trying this but don't have any mats or the stitch wheel. Jada77 If you could post up a pic of one you've done using a toothpick that would be great to the see the effect.
Well this is on the first wedding cake I did last weekend, it turned out well. Also there is one of a anniversary cake I did
I just used the quilting tool, it is very inexpensive, and a ruler.