How Do I Get This Look?

Decorating By mena2002 Updated 14 Jun 2014 , 2:09am by mena2002

mena2002 Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 7:41pm
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Just wondering if the impression


where the bead is, hand done or if there is a tool that can achieve this look? Thanks in advance!

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 7:44pm
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there's two beaded surfaces do you mean the puffy one or the quilted one? ok you mean the quilted one because the puffy one has no impression--


you can use an impression mat like this one, comes in different sizes


and you can just use a pointy tool to make the star like design impression 

mena2002 Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 7:55pm
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Thanks for responding!  I didn't even notice the beads on the puffed tier lol. 


The impression I was referring to was the one behind the bead, I have a pointy tool but wasn't sure if that was what would work because after sticking the tool in it would leave a big hole, but I guess the bead should cover that up?

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 8:05pm
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i've got a pointed wooden stick that i would use-- you'd use it like you would a marker--just make a slashing like motion-- just practice on some fondant-- you wouldn't make any holes--just start from the center and make two marks in each direction north south east west--then color/brush those with a bit darker petal dust to increase the effect--then add the bead

enga Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 9:25pm
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mena2002 Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 10:51pm
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Thank you so much!! You guys have all been so helpful.


Thank you K8memphis for the description, I was just thinking of sticking the tool into the fondant silly of me.


Thank you Goreti for the links, the visual really helps with understanding how to get that look.


@Enga I love those cakes too, they are so beautiful!


Thank you again to everyone who helped me :)

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 11:33pm
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a big deal on this cake is the proportion where the quilting is perfectly aligned to allow the beads to be set into those two nice rows--


and of course you want to get all the impressions made quickly before the fondant sets up--


just tossing that out there--


best to you

mena2002 Posted 14 Jun 2014 , 2:09am
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Thanks! I'm going to practice on fondant before I try it on a cake :)

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