Originally Posted by robyndmy
Great method artscallion! Is this successful on round cakes as well? Or does it get too finicky?
Works fine on round cakes. I did this one using that method.
As long as your triangle is made of reasonably pliable cardboard so that you can form it to the curve of a round cake.
Also, I forgot to mention, that for square cakes, I usually cut the triangle out of something like a graham cracker box. That way I can leave a bottom base on it to make it easier to move around the cake without touching the cake with my fingers. Like this...
The dark blue part is cut out of the side of the cracker box, the light blue base is cut from the bottom of the cracker box.
The light green is the graham cracker box the triangle is cut from. Yes I have too much time on my hands today.
Nicki & abeane, yes this can be done with buttercream. Make sure it's crusted, then use a skewer to mark the lines. You can go back over the lines to give them more of a natural, quilted feel with the light green Wilton gumpaste tool. The end that looks like a straight flame.