How Do I Achieve Contrasting Diagnol Pleats

Decorating By lmhayes19 Updated 6 Mar 2014 , 8:26pm by lmhayes19

lmhayes19 Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 7:46pm
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ADoes anyone know how to achieve diagonal pleats that go in different directions. I would show a picture, but since it is not mine I don't want to take a chance. I've seen a lot of tutorials on vertical, horizontal, and gathered pleats but I don't know how to approach diagonal pleats, especially with some going in the opposite direction. Any help would be appreciated.

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morganchampagne Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 8:16pm
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AIts post the picture even you're just trying to get an idea of how to do the long as you aren't claiming it s you're own work you are fine

morganchampagne Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 8:17pm
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AI think you should post it, somebody here knows how to do it.

JWinslow Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 11:23pm
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People here put up pics in threads of cakes that are not theirs all the time to show others what they are trying to do.  It's OK

lmhayes19 Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 11:29pm
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AThanks for letting me know. Just so everyone knows this is not my cake! This is just an example ot the look im going for with the pleats.[IMG ALT=""][/IMG]

Thanks in Advance

JWinslow Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 1:37am
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Pretty cakes!  I made diagonal strips of ruffles on a little cake but I winged it.  Not much help for what you want.


It is just overlapping thin strips of fondant.  Notice how the strips start at the top and work downward.  I cut the top of my strips at the top at an angle to avoid bulkiness and straight cut the bottom.  I would draw out where I wanted my sections to begin and end but I would have to play with it.  I don't think it's that hard to do.


Maybe someone who has done this design will chime in.

lmhayes19 Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 2:29am
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Thanks for the advice, I will try it. Your cake is gorgeous!

morganchampagne Posted 27 Feb 2014 , 10:57pm
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Depending on how bad you want/need to know...theres a craftsy class about drapes and pleats and I believe she does something similar to what you are looking for. 

DeniseNH Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 12:35am
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I would be so scared to do something like this - yet thrilled at the same time.  I've found out that with straight lines, it's best to make the strips on lightly greased waxed paper then put them in the freezer for 5 minutes to solidify them so that they go on the cake straight and don't stretch.

lmhayes19 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:00am
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Yeah I have that class. I saw one of the sections that might help a little, but it wasn't the look I was going for, with this cake. Good class though, but then again all of the craftsy's cake decorating classes are good. I'm addicted to them, and they keep coming out with more! :D

lmhayes19 Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 2:54pm
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AThanks everyone for your help and suggestions. It was very helpful. I just relaxed and had fun with it one pleat at a time. For some reason, I wasn't looking directly at my drawing when attaching the pleats so it is not 100% how I wanted it, but I still love the results. Below is the detail picture of the pleated tier below. It is the bottom part to my very first wedding cake! Man I wish I could do this all the time. thanks again! [IMG ALT=""][/IMG]

[IMG ALT="My first wedding cake. It is actually a dummy cake that will be used for a play. But still great practice and advertisement."][/IMG]

DeniseNH Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 3:09pm
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Oh good Lord what a creation!  Thanks so much for posting.  

lmhayes19 Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 8:26pm
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A:) Thank you!

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