Picnic Basket Help!

Decorating By VickyLou84izaro Updated 25 Jul 2013 , 7:31pm by VickyLou84izaro

VickyLou84izaro Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 1:53pm
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Hi everyone,


I wonder if anyone can help or point me in the right direction.

I want to make a sugar paste picnic basket cake topper so it only needs to be small, now I am either having a dumb moment or not searching the right phase - but what is the best way to get the weaved effect? 

I was thinking with make a wire frame and thread the sugar paste over that or make the weave flat and then try and shape it.....?


Any help would be appreciated, like I say I can't seem to work it out in my head and when searching the net can only seem to find the fondant weave effect for the whole cake!!




Thank you!! 

3 replies
Dayti Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:24pm
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I wouldn't go so far as actually weaving the sugar paste, but rather try and emboss it first with a texture mat, although you may rub out some of the imprint when shaping it. I think piping it on after you have your basic shape would be easier in the long run. Use royal icing and a basketweave icing tip, or just a regular small round tip depending on the weave you are going for.

VickyLou84izaro Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 7:31pm
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Thanks to you both - but would you believe it the customer has gone and changed their mind - will remember for the future!! 


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