How Is This Done.

Decorating By Briarview Updated 5 Feb 2013 , 6:23am by kikiandkyle

Briarview Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 7:43pm
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I have been given a picture of a Martha Stewart Cake and wonder how this is done. I have looked on Martha Stewarts website but can not find it. Can anyone help please?








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Godot Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 7:46pm
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That's a no-brainer! If you look closely you'll see that the pattern is made up of rectangles (with slanted short-ends) in a chevron pattern!


Lovely cake - make sure you charge out the wazoo 'cause that is going to take you an age.

ibeeflower Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 8:13pm
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It does look like chevron like Godot said. One strip is pointed side up, and then the next strip or row is pointed side down.

-K8memphis Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 8:18pm
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but the shading on each 'box' makes 'em look like they are not flat but bevled, 3-d ish


beveled perfectly i might add


then you look at the profile of the cake and you see it is all smooth


tremendous optical illusion--really a stunner cake

-K8memphis Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 8:19pm
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think it's piped? with a rose tip or something maybe

MsGF Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 8:59pm
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I think it can be done with a cutter similar to this one.   I think it is all in the arrangement or the chevron pattern and the 3D look is an illusion.  Maybe done with pearl dust shading.


It is very pretty.  Does the book not give any ideas or hints on how it is done?

Sparklekat6 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:03pm
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It's a Martha Stewart cake and she doesn't tell you how to make it??  Isn't that kind of her schtick?  Martha Stewart FAIL!  I have her wedding book at home but I don't think that's in it....

cakeyouverymuch Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

think it's piped? with a rose tip or something maybe


It could be piped, but the top row of chevrons on each tier rise above the top edge of the cake so I'm guessing fondant.  If piped it would require an incredibly steady hand and a perfect consistency icing.  I know I couldn't do it.

-K8memphis Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:15pm
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white and ivory!!!




too clever!

Jackie Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:21pm
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http:[email protected]r/272453/wedding-cakes#314193


Geometric Wedding Cake

This modern masterpiece needs little more than a sleek stand to become a sculptural work of art. Wendy Kromer created the cube-inspired pattern by alternating white and ivory fondant strips and affixing them with royal icing to the fondant beneath. For even more graphic appeal, stack round favor boxes covered in paper sporting a similar geometric design on platters.










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ibeeflower Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:22pm
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The use of two colors like white and ivory may help give it more dimension since one would be a little darker, but maybe I'm wrong.

Sparklekat6 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 9:24pm
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Another thought.... I would measure out a peice of wax paper the circumference and height of your cake and do the design on that and THEN attach with royal icing.  It should stay straight that way.

Briarview Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 10:26pm
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Thanks all yes I eventually found the design and it does say there is a clipart to download but I couldn't get it as it says Access denied. Thanks Jackie for the pdf file.

Very time consuming and yes MsFg  perhaps the chevron cutter would work  but need to be able to access in NZ.

Margaret393 Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 12:50am
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I may be wrong but its looks like this side pattern could have been created using a LATTICE pastry cutter, on a smooth fondant base.

Smallfrye Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 1:35am
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Using a diamond cutter and then cutting those shapes in half would give you even sized, already bevled on the side stripes to use on this pattern. Hope that helps.

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 6:04am
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Looks to me like its just six million tiny little strips of fondant painstakingly placed in that pattern, with half the strips having a little shading on the bottom side. 

Annabakescakes Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 6:19am
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WOWZA! What a ton of work! 

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 6:23am
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There's at least 140 on the top tier alone...

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