Quilting Help

Decorating By psurrette Updated 16 Jun 2008 , 2:18am by psurrette

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psurrette Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:12pm
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I have a 12 in square cake I need to make quilting lines. How do I do it?

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yayadesigns Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:24pm
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I bought one of those plastic pressing/texture sheets that has the lines already on it..I actually bought the quilted diamond block one in 3 different sizes. I work in BC so what I found was best with BC is I get it all smooth and let it crust and then cover the cake with a viva pt and then press the sheet over the papertowel and use my fondant smoother to help smooth and press. Prior to the plastic sheets, I tried to do it freehand and it wasn't as pretty!

This was the cake I did it on:

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patrincia Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 12:22am
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check out JenniferMI's photos... she makes diamonds on a lot of her cakes, and she always posts the how-to info when someone asks how under the photo comments (which is just about every cake that includes the quilting).

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pood Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 12:38am
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I use the quilted design on many of my cakes. There are several in my photos. I frost with buttercream and let it crust. I smooth as much as possible with the fondant smoother. Then press the impression mat firmly aganist the frosting. If the frosting sticks to the mat, just let it crust a little longer or dust the mat with cornstarch or powdered sugar. It works like a dream. It is one of my favorite designs. Here is one with that design. Good luck!


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amberhoney Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 12:56am
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I do lots of quilted cakes too, mostly fondant. I've posted most of them. I don't have a quilting mat, I use a metal ruler held on an angle. If you want any tips let me know.

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psurrette Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 2:18am
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thank you for your help. THe cake came out ok. its in my gallery

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