What Is The Name Of This Cake Design?

Decorating By PollyH7 Updated 2 May 2014 , 2:50pm by -K8memphis

PollyH7 Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:00pm
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AI want to Google a tutorial for this cake design but don't know what to call it LOL. I'm talking about the vertical strips/ stripes that are compacted. Are they individual strips or embossed? Thanks!

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AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:03pm
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AI can't see it clearly on my little phone, but if you're steady with a steel ruler, you can press it into the fondant repeatedly for that effect. Or extrude half circle strips and glue them on. Don't really need a tutorial for that. Sever the tops of each one very cleanly with a razor blade if you use the extruder method.

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:04pm
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AAnd regardless of the method, I would work left to right, repeating that pattern as you go, rather than continuing on around the cake in one direction.

enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:07pm
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Wow, that's a pretty cake. It looks like individual strips of fondant, may using an exstruder

 

* computer signal got disconnected, see that you have been helped already.

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:07pm
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And regardless of the method, I would work left to right, repeating that pattern as you go, rather than continuing on around the cake in one direction.

 

 

isn't let to right one direction? what do you mean--maybe your phone auto corrected something

LizzieAylett Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:21pm
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I'm guessing she meant left then right?  As in, alternate which side you add a stripe to so that it meets at the back in case any squishing needs done.

PollyH7 Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:26pm
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AThanks for the replies. I'm a newbie to fondant. I don't live in the U.S. and don't have access to purchase a lot of fondant tools. Had to go Google what an extruder is. Is there any other tool I can use to get the rounded effect? Thanks again all.

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:34pm
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I'm guessing she meant left then right?  As in, alternate which side you add a stripe to so that it meets at the back in case any squishing needs done.

Yes, that.

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:35pm
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i would see if i could find am impression mat at a craft store like this:

 

http://www.earlenescakes-store.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=401&category_id=65

 

where they sell doll houses & items maybe--

 

then after fondanting i would quickly mark the side with the impression mat --cut to size because if it presses against the top edge too much it will distort it so cut it where you need it then go back quickly with a metal ruler to make the impressions morearrow-10x10.png definite--

 

you can keep the impression mat flush with the cake board to keep everything all even--

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:39pm
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y'know some people freak out about covering a cake with dragees or pearls--this super accurate design, if i had to apply wiggly fondant stripes i would run screaming--you might want to be careful to keep them uber straight and chill them so they don't flex--

 

you could add some candy clay so it doesn't stretch as much--

 

good luck

 

y'know come to think of it i have a flutey little cutter thing i could do that with too--i'll try to find a picture

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:43pm
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AI believe Sugared Productions has an impression mat like that, didn't know if it was helpful to suggest that seeing as OP is not in the US, but it could be an option. I personally love super accurate designs like this, really keeps your skills sharp. I would extrude or indent as I previously suggested, OP, I'm not one for buying tools anymore, haven't in years actually.

PollyH7 Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:56pm
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AThanks again for all the replies guys. So is there a name out there for this design? :)

MBalaska Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:02pm
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Oh dang, I just remembered that I also have an impression mat like that.  I used it to make the pickles on my big hamburger cake.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3209562/avatars/sort/display_order/

 

AZCouture, the mat is featured in Sharon Zambito's 'Sheet Cake Secrets' dvd, I recently purchased it.  She's @sugarshack on cc   

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:06pm
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I remembered seeing it somewhere, and it must have been an advertisement for that DVD, thanks MB.

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:08pm
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this little buddy

 

 

it's the correct proportion but i have no idea how to get it so smoothy smooth--i doubt i could do it but probably someone could with something like this? i just think it would be too hard to get it even pressure--but maybe--idk-- i think i'd like  my chances better with the full size impression mat

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:13pm
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Thanks again for all the replies guys. So is there a name out there for this design? icon_smile.gif

Doubtful. Still trying to find a tutorial?

enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:15pm
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Thanks again for all the replies guys. So is there a name out there for this design? icon_smile.gif

I found these.

 


 

Good luck ;-D

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:20pm
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instructions:

 

http://www.earlenescakes.com/productexamples.htm

 

http://www.earlenescakes.com/Impression%20Mat%20Instructions.htm

 

these mats cost $6 from earlene--it's not pricey to get one if you can find it locally there

DeliciousDesserts Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:30pm
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This really reminds me of the Seersucker cake I made:

 

http://www.verydeliciousdesserts.com/#!Seersucker/zoom/c1w0q/image1zae

 

http://www.verydeliciousdesserts.com/#!Seersucker/zoom/c1w0q/imagezz5

 

Of course, I smoshed the lines a bit when I embossed them with the seersucker material.  The lines looked just like that cake before I embossed them.

 

My method was exactly as @AZCouture mentioned.  I used an extruder.  Be prepared this takes much longer than it seems.

PollyH7 Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:31pm
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AI like the impression mat ideas. If all else fail I will try the hand technique I guess. You all were very helpful. Thank you very much! :-D

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:38pm
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Best way to make everything line up evenly, and not worry about wiggly or too soft pieces, is elevate your tier on a cake pan that's a little smaller in size than the cake. Cut your pieces longer than you need as well. "Paint" a stripe of water or whatever you want to adhere the piece to your cake with, and gently press the piece onto the cake. Since it's dangling in the air, it can't go on crooked. Make sense? Gravity is making sure it's lined up. Get it? Once you're sure you're positioned exactly correct, press it on. Then neatly press that razor blade straight in, right underneath the cake board, I mean exactly level to it, and do the same up top. Yep, will take forever. Yep, will be perfect. Worth it.

enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:49pm
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* PS, I forgot about this video I used to make my unicorn's rainbow tail. You could implement it by making enough of the straight panels (of say 12 or more ropes) to go around your cake, let it dry long enough to pick up without damaging it but pliable enough to bend slightly. 

 

 

 

What ever you decide please post pics, I would love to see how your cake came out.

 


PollyH7 Posted 1 May 2014 , 8:26pm
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AThanks everyone...if I do end up trying this design I will post the pic. It does sou d more complicated than it looks tho. Guess it won't hurt if I try :s

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 8:45pm
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ANot at all, if you can comprehend what I described. Very very simple, just time consuming. ;)

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 8:56pm
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just say for example you can find neither an impression mat nor an extruder where you are at--

 

you can still do this -- if you get two dowel the size you want the stripes/snakes to be --then make your 'snakes' of fondant and roll one between the two dowel--  this will ensure being able to get them all the same size--so you just roll dowel/fondant/dowel back & forth on the table top and it will make them all alike--then do jamie's method with the razor blade and the gravity thing--

 

you can do this!

ugcjill Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

y'know some people freak out about covering a cake with dragees or pearls--this super accurate design, if i had to apply wiggly fondant stripes i would run screaming--you might want to be careful to keep them uber straight and chill them so they don't flex--

 

you could add some candy clay so it doesn't stretch as much--

 

good luck

 

y'know come to think of it i have a flutey little cutter thing i could do that with too--i'll try to find a picture

I've been honing my 5 mm dragee skills lately. They fling, they spill, they skitter across the floor, and you simply cannot sweep those damn things up.  Eventually, my hands will do it without getting shakey and useless. For now, they fight me at every turn. California has the right idea.

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:48pm
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I've been honing my 5 mm dragee skills lately. They fling, they spill, they skitter across the floor, and you simply cannot sweep those damn things up.  Eventually, my hands will do it without getting shakey and useless. For now, they fight me at every turn. California has the right idea.

No kidding!

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:54pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

y'know some people freak out about covering a cake with dragees or pearls--this super accurate design, if i had to applyarrow-10x10.png wiggly fondant stripes i would run screaming--you might want to be careful to keep them uber straight and chill them so they don't flex--

 

you could add some candy clay so it doesn't stretch as much--

 

good luck

 

y'know come to think of it i have a flutey little cutter thing i could do that with too--i'll try to find a picture

I've been honing my 5 mm dragee skills lately. They fling, they spill, they skitter across the floor, and you simply cannot sweep those damn things up.  Eventually, my hands will do it without getting shakey and useless. For now, they fight me at every turn. California has the right idea.

 

 "California has the right idea."  funny -- lol  california has a lot of the most unusual and severe limitations/restrictions on things--but dragees are weird little dudes -- i just smash 'em on there by the handful--make sure the cake is on a board the same size -- i recently wrote a little thing on this and i can't find it--but those are easy to me .

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