Sylvia Weinstock isn't worried about competition. This lady might be. Or she might just be too busy to answer emails with instructional information. I would be surprised if she answers, but I certainly hope she does! I can't get a good detailed look at the technique with that small picture.
I tried to magnify the pic to get a better look. It looks like she used some kind of tool to put a divot on the sides. like a knife or something like that or one of those tools you use to cut a fruit to get the points. Sorry - I'm no help!!
Although, I am doing a square cake with a basket weave today, maybe I'll give it a shot!
all we can do right now is come up with our own "analysis"..
Probably she used an ordirnary flat tip, then kind of twist the tip together with the icing bag half way to the end of the "weave"... you know like when you have a pc. of ribbon, then you twist one end,
I guess I just assumed that she (Christy) ment Martha Stewart. I was going to try Martha Stewart to see if she could give me the instructions. I did email Christy...as I posted before. Maybe I should just try calling her. I just didn't want to bother her about that on the phone.
Thanks again for all the help, suggestions & guesses!
Mrsfish94- making cakes since 9/04 and loving it!!!
Hi, I just copied the photo into my Corel Draw program so I could enlarge it. It goes blurry when enlarged a lot, but this design is so precise, I'd be more inclined to think that it is an impression mat rather than piping. Janice
I think this was made with one of the embossing rolling pins on fondant. It just doesn't look like fondant because or the lighting. Go to Sugarcraft and under gumpase and fondant look under tools. It will say "Rolling Pins, Textured." Look there and there are plenty.
then if you want try and find Modern Bakery. They seem to have a lot of stuff of interest dealing with fondant and mats etc. Please, let me know what you think.