Ok this is going to sound like a crazy post. I've seen two cakes (on tv) in the last month that feature the same designs on the side of the cake. once was during 'Fabulous Cakes' the other night, but it wasn't a featured cake (just one on a table in the background) and of course I can't find a pic of that cake on any website.
Anyway, the design on the side is like a diamond quilting, except it's not straight diamond.. it's kinda wavy. It would have to be an embossing tool or patchwork cutter of some kind.. Believe me, I wish I could give you a better description or find a picture. I've been searching for the last hour for a picture.
Does anyone have any idea of what I'm talking about? And if so, do you have any idea where I can get it? Thanks in advance
Take a look at fondant quilters. I know that GSA has them. Other companies have them as well.
I have looked at every single one I can find.. Still nothing
Maybe one of the fancier ones here:
What about this one
Do you mean like the yellow tiers on the background cake to the right?
If so, I remember that Christopher freehanded it with some sort of veining tool.
Yep, I saw that episode, too. Completely free-handed.
If you will look in sewing notions, there is a rotary cutter that cuts wavy lines. If you used that against a ruler and didn't press hard enough to actually cut (or dulled the blade somehow, like covering the blade with tape while maintaining the crisp wavy line) you could make the quilting design like the one you mentioned. I think.
is kind of expensive and you can't really tell what size the waves are. The wavy blades are usually sold separately (they come in different sizes) so if you don't have a rotary cutter, you could probably get a straight-line cutter with the handle) and then change the blade. Just Google "rotary cutter" or "wavy rotary cutter." You can find these in fabric stores and quilt shops as well as on-line.
Or you could use something like this, which looks like a plastic ruler that has wavy sides. Put it next to your fondant and trace the edge with a veining tool.
Or make the impressions with a wavy line rubber stamp.
My boss would probably like me to get some work done today.
It's the Fancy Diamond Marker!!! Thanks so much to you all, I knew you would know!
I watched Christopher do that cake freehanded.. I'm not that steady, lol! I need to cheat!!