How Do It??? Scale Effect

Decorating By LeGateau Updated 30 Jun 2013 , 4:13am by FlourPots

LeGateau Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 12:01am
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Hi Everyone!


Im trying to figure out this easiest way to get this effect.

What is the best way to do this? 





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modthyrth Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 5:57am
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ooooh, lovely!  I adore the variation of textures in the scales.  It looks like someone used a circle cutter to cut circles out of the fondant (or gumpaste), used the same circle cutter to cut out the divets and create the point of each scale, and brushed some scales with disco dust, some with luster dust, and left some plain.  And then stuck them on the side of the cake, one by one.

cazza1 Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 6:28am
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Either that or make a template (it is actually a patchwork pattern) and cut around it with a scalpel.

LeGateau Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 9:31pm
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LeGateau Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 9:32pm
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Any idea where to find that patchwork cutter? 

auntginn Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 12:54am
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I would take a small round aluminum cookie cutter and bend it to that shape.

shanter Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 1:44am
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I don't know if this would help, but when I saw the cake picture, I recognized a Japanese sashiko quilting pattern. There are templates in that design on this page:

1. The top row, the one in the middle

2. In row 4, the one on the right.

Perhaps you could roll out the fondant, mark the design through the stencil, and then cut on the marked lines.

Also on this page:

W1001 - Clamshell (about halfway down the page)


BeesKnees578 Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 2:56am
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That IS a stunning cake...good luck re-creating it.  I might try to do the same!

smittyditty Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 3:15am
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I would measure out the top of the cake so you know how big you can go? Then measure cookie cutters to find one that will work.  Then brace yourself...cut it in half.

That way you have the same pressure on each arc and you don't go too far into your cake trying to avoid the whole cutter. Then mark very slightly with a toothpick all the way around the cake the size..every inch ect.

After you have the top row done you can pretty much eye ball it from there on down.

FlourPots Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 4:13am
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This cutter set from a seller on FB should help:


The only problem is her stuff is ALWAYS sold out, she posts on her page when her next sale date is, and everyone clamors...

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