Fondant Basket Weave

Decorating By cara1982 Updated 5 Feb 2015 , 11:29pm by freesia777

cara1982 Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 8:14pm
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AHello, I'm hoping that someone can give me some advice. I'm making a sewing basket cake in March and have been researching the best method. I have seen 2 different ways (pics below) and not sure which would give the best effect.

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Has anyone any experience of either method?!

Thanks Cara

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leah_s Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 8:39pm
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I'd do it on the cake.  I just know that I'd drop half the little pieces out of the weave no matter how I picked up that first example.
But I'd likely also do it in bc, cause that's FAST and easy.

SweetHope Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 9:46pm
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I used second method on this cake. It's tedious but the result was great. 

 

For a friend of mine who is a master of knitting. It is a yellow cake with mocha filling. Yarn balls are made of a trail-mix bar as a core, a layer of crispy rice around it and finished with a layer of chocolate. Everything else fondant and fondant mixed with gum-tex powder.

cara1982 Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 10:09pm
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AExcellent. That is just the effect I want! Great cake

maybenot Posted 5 Feb 2015 , 8:39pm
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Piped:  less than an hour

Textured fondant rolling pin: 15 mins.

Pieced fondant:  hours...........

 

I, like Leah, find piped basketweave to be a quick, go to cake covering. 

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Basketweave

 

If specified by a client, I'd do it in fondant using a textured rolling pin.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QARNAM/?tag=cakecentral-20

 

If I had to do it pieced, I'd upcharge so much that no one would pay for it--LOL

freesia777 Posted 5 Feb 2015 , 11:29pm
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ASweetHope, that cake is AMAZING!

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