Martha's Basketweave. My First Attempt

Decorating By Euphoriabakery Updated 12 Apr 2006 , 2:37pm by Euphoriabakery

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Euphoriabakery Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:08pm
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Okay- So I tried this Martha's basketweave technique. What do you guys think? It was hard to get a consistently smooth swipe with the knife. But it took less time than regular basketweave thats for sure!
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KHalstead Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:10pm
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I think it looks awesome........good to know it looks really good in chocolate too!!!! Fantastic job! Was it hard keeping it straight at all??

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klg1152 Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:10pm
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I think it looks good - kinda matches the surf board. Now do you just press the knife into the side of the cake and swipe away?

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Euphoriabakery Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:22pm
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I dipped the knife in hot water and shook off excess water and then pressed the tip of the knife into the cake and gently swipe away. If you swipe to hard you take up the frosting. I found a slightly wet knife worked better that wiping all the water off, it glided better.

It was not hard at all. The hardest part was making sure you keep everything even. But even so, I thought it was easier than regular basketweave.

I thought it would complement the pointed end of the surf board, thanks!

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mrsdawnwhite Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:25pm
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It looks great!!

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charlieinMO Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:26pm
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Love it! Great job!

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sweet_honesty Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:29pm
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I think it looks really good. Was it easy to do cuz it looks like excellent camouflage for the lumps and bumps in my buttercream cakes. I can never get them smooth. Also is the thickness of icing you get when you use the cake icer tip thick enough to try this?????

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Divi-Cakes Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:30pm
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Great job! thumbs_up.gif

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Euphoriabakery Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by sweet_honesty

I think it looks really good. Was it easy to do cuz it looks like excellent camouflage for the lumps and bumps in my buttercream cakes. I can never get them smooth. Also is the thickness of icing you get when you use the cake icer tip thick enough to try this?????




I thought it was relatively easy. It took me about two rows to get the pressure and movement down and the rest of the cake went really fast! I didn't ice my cake with the icer tip, but I am sure it would provide plenty of thickness. I think I actually have a thinner coat than the icer tip provides.

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sandie Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:43pm
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beautiful cake, the weave came out great.

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KittisKakes Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:45pm
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Woo Hoo! Glad to see someone else tried it!! Looks great. Looks really cool with the chocolate!!

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llj68 Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 6:51pm
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I think it looks great. Nice job!

I have to say, though, now that I've read/seen the tutorial on it, I'm not as impressed as I was when it was a "how did they do that" type of thing.

I think I'll be giving it a try, though.

Lisa

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texascupcake09 Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 7:29pm
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What kind of tool did you use to make the design? Looks great! Please share.

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smashcakes Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 7:39pm
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i might have to try that for an upcoming cake i have due. i do a lot a basketweave recentliy and it always takes longer than i think it should

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KittisKakes Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 8:18pm
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What kind of tool did you use to make the design? Looks great! Please share.




It's a paring knife.

llj68 - don't you hate when you learn the secret to the "magic" trick, then it's no fun anymore!! It's cool to find out what the professional decorators use, but then you're like "That's it?!?"

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deijha Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 9:27pm
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That looks great! I can't wait to try it to. New tricks are always fun.

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pinkopossum Posted 12 Apr 2006 , 10:11am
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Wow, looks great Euphoria! I can't wait to give it a go. Between you and Kitti, you guys make it look so easy.

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cindww Posted 12 Apr 2006 , 12:30pm
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What kind of icing did you frost the cake with? Your cake looks really good!

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Ladivacrj Posted 12 Apr 2006 , 12:45pm
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Looks great, not a big Martha fan but I would try it.

Nice Job!!!!

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Euphoriabakery Posted 12 Apr 2006 , 2:37pm
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What kind of icing did you frost the cake with? Your cake looks really good!




Chocolate buttercream. Half butter half shortening. I waited for it to crust, smoothed it and then took a apring knife to it for the effect.

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