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CakesIMake Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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I know that it's done with fondant, but how exactly is is done? The cakes I've seen are beautiful!

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keystone Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 10:26pm
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I took a class in it last year at the National Cake Show. We used gumpaste with the quilling tools. The book I have is a regular quilling book. That will give you the guidelines. I made really cute easter bunnies last year quilling them. If I remember how I will do them again this year.


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robyndmy Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 2:43am
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Sorry, I'm a few days late... but I've been interested in quilling too, and here's what I've found on CC so far:

The ladies make it seem simple enough, I'm excited to try it!

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snowshoe1 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 12:41pm
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I love quilling - its a very unique way to decorate your cake. I haven't done anything that has large decorations on it as I like tiny quilled pieces.

What I do is run gumpaste through a KA pasta roller to a 4 or 5; use the thin plastic strip cutters to create even strips; place the strips under plastic; use a quilling tool made for paper quilling (super cheap at the craft store); insert the very end of one of the gumpaste strips in the quilling tool and twirl away. I'll usually tape my design to the counter, place parchment over the design, and use that as my guide.

As a previous poster mentioned, there are a lot of great books (and websites) on quilling to give you ideas for designs. The technique for using with gumpaste is almost exact as using with paper, except you use gumglue to adhere your designs where needed.

Here is one of our wedding cakes where all the decorations are quilled including the fan topper:


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diychick Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:12am
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There is a tutorial on Wilton's website for this. It is under decorating techniques, quilling flowers. Hope this helps! Kim icon_smile.gif

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mamawrobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:26am
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I'm gonna check out the Wilton website. Thanks for that info. I can't wait to try this thumbs_up.gif

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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Quilling is so easy. Just cut even strips of gumpaste or 50/50, twirl 'em up to your desire; then lay them on their sides to dry.

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hjc149 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 10:40am
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a pasta machine with the Tagliatelle blades, make great strands for quilling

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