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Does anyone hate doing chevron stripes as much as I do???

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I hate chevron stripes! 

 

I've done them three times now.  I even bought a chevron cutter from etsy and I still hate doing them.  I think my biggest issue is the fondant losing the chevron shape when I pick it up and move it to the cake. Anyone have great tricks for this?

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Knead some tylose in, and let them set up for a good 10 minutes before moving them. Use shorter sections too, that might help. I hand cut mine with big box cutter blades and card stock templates.
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Print them out as an edible image, cut with xacto knife and stick on?

You can also cut the chevrons, stick them to a strip of waxed paper (cut to the height of your cake) with crisco, brush crisco on the side not stuck to the paper, and transfer to the cake that way. Make sure they are well stuck to the cake using a smoother, and carefully peel the paper away. I did it the other day for horizontal stripes and used parchment paper, it worked great. You can still jiggle them around on the paper to get things perfectly lined up before transferring to the cake.

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Originally Posted by Dayti View Post

Print them out as an edible image, cut with xacto knife and stick on?
You can also cut the chevrons, stick them to a strip of waxed paper (cut to the height of your cake) with crisco, brush crisco on the side not stuck to the paper, and transfer to the cake that way. Make sure they are well stuck to the cake using a smoother, and carefully peel the paper away. I did it the other day for horizontal stripes and used parchment paper, it worked great. You can still jiggle them around on the paper to get things perfectly lined up before transferring to the cake.
That was going to be my suggestion
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I use Jessicakes waxed paper transfer technique. http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/chevron-inspired-safari-themed-baby.html

I like being able to line it up perfectly on the waxed paper and when long pieces are transferred, there's no stretching. It's great for stripes too!

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Marvelous Molds has an awesome chevron onlay. They are the bomb awesome!
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Knead some tylose in, and let them set up for a good 10 minutes before moving them. Use shorter sections too, that might help. I hand cut mine with big box cutter blades and card stock templates.

 

I did put tylose in the, but I don't think I let them sit long enough.  I'll try it next time, thanks!

 

 

Going to check out this wax paper method...I can't wrap my head around it, lol.

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