kblickster Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 3:51pm
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Does anyone know how the rice paper was cut?

 

Cake description:

 

This cake is wrapped in die cut rice paper & has over 100 handcrafted rice paper flowers.

 

http://thecakeblog.com/2012/12/4th-cake-of-christmas.html

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morganchampagne Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 7:57pm
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AFrom what I could gather from Google it seems that there's a die cut machine....I think there's a way to do it by hand but from what I read it takes patience

LisaBerczel Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 9:54pm
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While there *may* be a die cutter/paper punch used for some parts of the flowers shown, a cardboard or plastic template would be my go-to for larger petals. MUCH faster and easier to adapt petal shapes to specific flowers. 

 

This is what I teach my students in wafer paper classes.....

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 10:23pm
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Aicing images has a die cutter for cake use. They sell the colored icing sheets for it. I suppose you could use all sorts of papercrafting techniques with them and rice paper both.

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 12:58am
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I love how I posted this 2 hours 33 minutes ago, then get an "update" in my email that shows LisaBerczel's post from 3 hours 2 minutes ago.

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Nov 2013 , 4:36am
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"Die cut" refers to the rice paper pattern around several of the cake tiers, not the flowers, and both are 100% Martha Stewart craft paper punches.  I've seen both punches billion times at Michaels, but don't feel like looking for the exact patterns for you - there are way to many patterns at this point!  The art deco trim on tier 1 is a punch like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Around-Flowers/dp/B00455VHN0/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384921832&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=martha+stewart+art+decco+paper+punches

 

The double barrel trim tier was punched with an all over the page punch like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Scrapbook-Blooming/dp/B009LIG7FO/ref=sr_1_12?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1384922019&sr=1-12&keywords=martha+stewart+all+over+the+page+punch

 

The flowers are hand-cut or punched with regular circle cutters.

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