LoriMc Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 3:20am
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I hate chevron stripes! 

 

I've done them three times now.  I even bought a chevron cutter from etsy and I still hate doing them.  I think my biggest issue is the fondant losing the chevron shape when I pick it up and move it to the cake. Anyone have great tricks for this?

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AZCouture Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 3:35am
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AKnead some tylose in, and let them set up for a good 10 minutes before moving them. Use shorter sections too, that might help. I hand cut mine with big box cutter blades and card stock templates.

Dayti Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:17am
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Print them out as an edible image, cut with xacto knife and stick on?

You can also cut the chevrons, stick them to a strip of waxed paper (cut to the height of your cake) with crisco, brush crisco on the side not stuck to the paper, and transfer to the cake that way. Make sure they are well stuck to the cake using a smoother, and carefully peel the paper away. I did it the other day for horizontal stripes and used parchment paper, it worked great. You can still jiggle them around on the paper to get things perfectly lined up before transferring to the cake.

manddi Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:26am
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Original message sent by Dayti

Print them out as an edible image, cut with xacto knife and stick on? You can also cut the chevrons, stick them to a strip of waxed paper (cut to the height of your cake) with crisco, brush crisco on the side not stuck to the paper, and transfer to the cake that way. Make sure they are well stuck to the cake using a smoother, and carefully peel the paper away. I did it the other day for horizontal stripes and used parchment paper, it worked great. You can still jiggle them around on the paper to get things perfectly lined up before transferring to the cake.

That was going to be my suggestion

sixinarow Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:17pm
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I use Jessicakes waxed paper transfer technique. http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/chevron-inspired-safari-themed-baby.html

I like being able to line it up perfectly on the waxed paper and when long pieces are transferred, there's no stretching. It's great for stripes too!

Hth

JanDunlevy Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:52pm
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AMarvelous Molds has an awesome chevron onlay. They are the bomb awesome!

LoriMc Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Knead some tylose in, and let them set up for a good 10 minutes before moving them. Use shorter sections too, that might help. I hand cut mine with big box cutter blades and card stock templates.

 

I did put tylose in the, but I don't think I let them sit long enough.  I'll try it next time, thanks!

 

 

Going to check out this wax paper method...I can't wrap my head around it, lol.

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