IHeartCupcakes Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 3:13pm
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Does anybody know how this tier was done?  Was is done with a round and diamond cutter or is there a cutter that makes this design?  Thank you so much for your help!

 

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 3:29pm
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Yes.  There are a couple of ways to approach it.  One just use a round cutter.  You cut the circle and then use the cutter to make another cut and you have the little pointy football shape.  Or you could get a cutter to cut out the concave diamon shape from the center.  A linzer cookie set would have somthing like that or you could bend a small square cutter to achieve that. 

IHeartCupcakes Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 3:51pm
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Thank you!  Im hoping I can find a cutter that will make this design so I can keep them all uniform.  Its like an optical illusion.  You cant tell if its a circle/diamond cut out or if its little flower type things joined together! icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:18pm
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yes linzer and here's one a little bigger in this set--it's a common set carried prolly by lots of cake deco places

 

if you cut the diamondy shape out of the circle

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-Micro-Cookie-Cutter/dp/B0000VLP6W/ref=sr_1_99?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1357575200&sr=1-99&keywords=cookie+cutter+sets

 

and it's three and a half circles tall--up the side of the cake

 

optical illusion for sure!!!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:19pm
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There is a lace cutter set that has at least 3 of those little concave square cutters in it.  It's $70.00 though.  I would find a mini square cutter and just bend in the sides.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:21pm
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There is a lace cutter set that has at least 3 of those little concave square cutters in it.  It's $70.00 though.  I would find a mini square cutter and just bend in the sides.

 

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geez you could easily make them to scale for a fraction of that with the make your own cookie cutter kit too

MsGF Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:35pm
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Here is a cutter to do that with.  I'm in Canada but they ship to the USA from a US Warehouse.

 

http://www.creativecutters.com/index.php?option=com_simpleshop&Itemid=42&task=viewprod&id=2189

 

Good Luck

lilmissbakesalot Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:40pm
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geez you could easily make them to scale for a fraction of that with the make your own cookie cutter kit too

Well it does have many other elaborate cutters as well http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=21266&name=Brandenburg%20Lace%20Cutter%20Set&gdftrk=gdfV25706_a_7c2149_a_7c8856_a_7c21266&gclid=CLGanpzX1rQCFdKd4AodTXwAMw.  It would be worth it if you needed all of the shapes, but for this... a soda can would work.  Just some tin snips and some tape to cover the top edge so you don't cut yourself.  But the linzer sets are cheap enough too and you get the added benefit of all of the other super cute mini cutters.  :)

 

The Geraldine cutter would make for a lot of little pieces to place.  That would be better used as a side marker I think. 

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 5:57pm
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oh i'm all for buying that set of cutters!!!

 

beautiful!!

IHeartCupcakes Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 6:14pm

Thank you so much for all of your replies.  Now I need to figure out which route Im giong to take.  It definitely looks like the Geraldine cutter, but did the person who made that cake actually place all of those individual pieces?!  Yikes! That would have taken FOREVER.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 6:30pm

No... it looks like they cut out the shape from a circle.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 6:51pm

they were exceedingly accurate

 

but it really doesn't take that much time

 

roll out a sheet of fondant

 

cut out a ton of circles

 

cut out the diamond shape

 

place the circles in a plastic container with a lid

 

take out a few, moisten the back

 

yeah you're right i'd go crazy doing this

my wrists don't work exactly like they used to either

 

but it's so pretty!!

 

there's more than a little at stake with the proportion of everything too

 

make sure you fit however many full circles into the row

(placed from bottom to top of cake would be one row)

then one half circle on top of that to get that is it a flower is it a circle effect

 

and i'd start at the bottom

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