Basket Weave With Fondant

Decorating By kristiemarie Updated 26 Oct 2010 , 8:37pm by CWR41

kristiemarie Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 5:59pm
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The concept for my cake is to have a top square made to look like a basket and pumpkins inside of it, peeking out the top.

My question is, do I ice it like normal and just weave the fondant onto the top layer? Or do I ice it, cover it with fondant, and then do a weave of fondant over top that?

It seems that I should do the weave right on the icing, before the icing hardens.

Does this sound right?

I need expert help! icon_biggrin.gif

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Kitagrl Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 6:21pm
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You can get an impression mat to look like basketweave....

Otherwise I would probably cover it with a really thin layer of fondant first so then you will have plenty of time to carefully cut the pieces and "weave" them.

CWR41 Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by kristiemarie

My question is, do I ice it like normal and just weave the fondant onto the top layer?




That would work.

I wouldn't actually "weave" the fondant, just place the pieces together to look like it's woven.

Have you seen this video with the young girls applying a fondant basketweave technique to their cake?:


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