Harlequin And Quilting

Decorating By sccandwbfan Updated 13 Nov 2010 , 1:05am by himmlisch

sccandwbfan Posted 9 Nov 2010 , 10:54pm
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I always see quilting on fondant, but can it be done on buttercream too?

Also, if you are cutting the diamonds out for a harlequin cake, is there a trick to making sure you don't end up with an off column, too big or too small?

Thank you guys, your expertise never ceases to amaze me. icon_smile.gif


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Kaykaymay Posted 9 Nov 2010 , 11:10pm
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yes quilting can be done on buttercream.

when doing the harlequin, measure the circumference of the cake and divide it by the size of diamond you want then you may need to adjust the size of the diamonds to get it to fit equally around. do the same for the height of the cake also.

BluntlySpeakingKarma Posted 9 Nov 2010 , 11:41pm
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And always switch off your pattern. Do one row, do a row next to it, and jump to theother side of the first one you did, then back and forth like that.

bakencake Posted 9 Nov 2010 , 11:41pm
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You can definitely quilt a bc cake here is one of my pics.I have another pink box cake that might show better.

as for the harlequin i sometimes have the first and the last column off. I call this the back of the cake icon_biggrin.gif . nobody has said anything yet

sccandwbfan Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:32pm
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Thank you guys. Again, your generous response astound me. icon_smile.gif I'm so glad that I found this website. icon_smile.gif

himmlisch Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 1:05am
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BTW, when image googling "harlequin" last night I got the horror of learning that it's also the name of a terrifying skin disease that effects fetuses... but happy ending, I found exactly what I needed on GSA, and I didn't have any nightmares.

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