Damask Design On Cake

Decorating By cakedaisy Updated 13 Dec 2010 , 9:15pm by metria

cakedaisy Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 4:46am
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What is the best way to do Damask on a fondant cake. I have a wedding cake coming up and they want Damask design on each layer. I have never done this. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 10:51am
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I use cutters. Nice clean edges.

pattycakesnj Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 12:00pm
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I buy a craft stencil, (much cheaper than the cake stencil), put it on the area of the cake where you want the design and use RI with a palate knife to swipe across the stencil. HTH

tiggy2 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 1:03pm
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I use the cricut. Much faster then cutting each one idividually and I can get the exact size I want. I know leah_s thinks it's a paper weight but I've had great success with it. If you use the right medium and proccess it correctly it works like a charm. The scroll border on my bumble bee cake was done with it if you'd like to take a look.

loriemoms Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 1:37pm
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I also use a stencil and royal icing. Clean and nice! Although the cutout idea is great if you want to do it on buttercream!

teatime423 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 11:26pm
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It's actually pretty easy. I use the stencil and royal icing as well. Just make sure to secure the stencil on the cake so the icing won't seep through.

niccicola Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 1:25pm
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what cutters do you use leah?

cakesmart Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 2:30pm
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Agree with the stencil and royal icing...very easy to do.

Shelly4481 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 5:03pm
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Love the stencil and RI, i put the cake in the fridge to harden up the frosting a little then when you do the stencil it doesn't mess up the frosting.

jewels710 Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 5:46pm
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Also, if you have never done it before and are going the royal icing/stencil route...practice, practice, practice. Its not something I would try for the first time with someone's wedding cake!

Good Luck!

cambo Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 6:31pm
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I agree with the majority....stencil with royal on fondant, although you could use buttercream. There is a black/white cake in my pics that is buttercream stencil on buttercream cake! In my experience it's MUCH easier to stencil onto fondant! Practice and you will find you can achieve a beautiful look relatively quickly with no need for a Cricut or cutters...although I'm a fan of both!

leah_s Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 6:39pm
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I have zillions of cutters. The Brandenburg Lace set is a good basic set, plus a leaf set. I've tried the stencil thing, and on a square cake, I can see it working. Oe a round cake, much more difficult. Also I generally don't like designs where I have to get it perfect the first time.

Loucinda Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 7:26pm
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Jennifer Dontz ( www.sugardelites.com) has several sets of cutters that work well for a damask design.

cambo Posted 11 Dec 2010 , 5:05am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

I have zillions of cutters. The Brandenburg Lace set is a good basic set, plus a leaf set. I've tried the stencil thing, and on a square cake, I can see it working. Oe a round cake, much more difficult. Also I generally don't like designs where I have to get it perfect the first time.




Yes, I also have The Brandenburg Lace set...that's a good one....and you can't go wrong with any Stephen Bennison cutters, but they're expensive.

Heather1172 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 6:02pm
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Ok yall I have really been wanting to try a black and white cake with the demask stencil...what is the difference between BC and RI??? I have been cheating with my icing, I buy it from Sam's in the big 5 gallon bucket and depending on the stiffness I need I just add powdered sugar to it. This may seem like a silly question, but I really don't know the difference.

Apti Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 6:31pm
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leah_s, YIKES! I just googled the Brandenburg lace set, $70. (here's the link:
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=21266&name=Brandenburg%20Lace%20Cutter%20Set).

So, Leah, you don't stencil, you roll fondant really thin and use the cutters?? Am I understanding this correctly?

MartiW Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:31pm
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You would think as popular as this design is, someone would make a nice set of cutters.

DebBTX Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 9:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

I have zillions of cutters. The Brandenburg Lace set is a good basic set, plus a leaf set. I've tried the stencil thing, and on a square cake, I can see it working. Oe a round cake, much more difficult. Also I generally don't like designs where I have to get it perfect the first time.




Leah,
Where did you buy your Brandenburg Lace set from?

-Debbie B.

metria Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 9:15pm
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i have yet to try damask with stencil, but will soon. i saw at a DOS that the demonstrator used stiff RI. what consistency do yall use?

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