I have a request for a black plaid on red buttercream on the side of cake. I do not have an airbrush machine. The Wilton sprays have a terrible taste, so does anyone have any recommendations on how to do this? Should I do black fondant strips vertically and horizontally to give a plaid look? Thanks!
You could do the basket weave but use a strait edge top instead of the grooved one you would normally use and alternate the colors... Hope this helps
Evil Cake Genius has a plaid stencil, but I'm not sure if you could do it on buttercream? They lay out their strip of fondant and use a thinned royal icing over the stencil to create the plaid. First color passes over, allow drying time, and then second color over that. I wonder if you could do the same on a firm buttercream cake? Pin the stencil to the cake and then use the RI? Just throwing it out there - I haven't attempted, nor heard if it would work on BC.