How Do You Think This Design Was Made?

Decorating By gbbaker Updated 12 Apr 2013 , 1:38pm by gbbaker

gbbaker Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 2:11pm
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I love the intricate look of this.  Do you think a cricket could pull this off?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crimsicle Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 2:20pm
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My experience with a Cricut was that I couldn't get this kind of detail and precision. 

 

I'm thinking it's a mold...fairly deep...filled with gumpaste or fondant and then all excess except the design scraped off.  Dried on a form or applied using the waxed paper method.  Whatever it is, it's gorgeous! 

gbbaker Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 3:05pm
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The only thing about the mold is it seem like you would get distortion when trying to remove the gumpaste.

Crazy-Gray Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by gbbaker 

The only thing about the mold is it seem like you would get distortion when trying to remove the gumpaste.

 

I'd pop it in the freezer before removing it from the mold then air dry and apply like Crimsicle says, that would minimise distortion, you could also use modelling chocolate/candy clay, it might be more forgiving when applying to the cake.

 

....I wonder if they measured those perfectly or if there's a half square at the back......

JanDunlevy Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 3:34pm
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AHmmmm, I'm thinking a cutter with several components to it possibly? Boy I sure would like to find one of those!

Relznik Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 3:35pm
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If you find out if it was a cutter or a mould, would you let us know, please?  It's gorgeous!!

gbbaker Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 4:38pm
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It seems to clean for a cutter.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 5:01pm
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AOnly if tha make that design on a cartridge. My silhouette could do it

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 5:02pm
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AThe bottom tier of my profile cake was created with the silhouette.

gbbaker Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 5:26pm
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Delicious desserts, do you think a cricket could do that?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 5:50pm
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ASorry, I have no idea. I'm not familiar with it. I will say unless you can find a cartridge with that image, no. As to if it will cut cleanly, I don't know.

Linda McClure may know. She was the one who originally converted the cricut.

Crimsicle Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 6:11pm
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Wow!  That's precise.  Yet another plus for a silhouette.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 6:24pm
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AIt was! I printed the wood grain, then cut the design. It did break a little when placing, but so easy to match you'd never know.

punkin90 Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 6:32pm
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I have a cricut and rarely use it. My experience has been the smaller the design you are trying to cut the harder it is to cut. I called cricut to see if I was doing something wrong and was told to freeze my gumpaste/fondant 45 minutes before cutting. Also, not to expect to get a clean cut on anything smaller than 3". Let us know what you figure anything out. I would really love to wipe the dust off of my cricut icon_cry.gif

gbbaker Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 11:36pm
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Just saw and ornamental iron cartridge, maybe it would work with sugar sheets?

Goreti Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 12:10am
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I've seen something similar done with the Martha Stewart punches like this one http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B50JNR0/?tag=cakecentral-20+stewart+punch+set

gbbaker Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 11:08pm
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It's a Martha craft punch!

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 11:08am
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Ahttp://www.icingimages.com/professional-cake-decorators

About halfway down the page, Edna De La Cruz of DesignMeACake did this in blue. At least I think it's the same

gbbaker Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 1:38pm
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Yes, that's it.Beautiful cake.

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