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post #76 of 88
I must be dumb cause I don't get it can someone do it and take lots of during pictures for me or hey how about a video it would be even better..........lol
post #77 of 88
That sounds back breaking, maybe I will try on a 6 inch. Oh, I am ddjfields on the other site. Glad I could help out. I am soooo glad that someone had the instructions. It was driving be batty!
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post #78 of 88
THANK YOU ddjfields and KittiKakes for solving this puzzle! Sounds time consuming, but a nice effect!
post #79 of 88
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Originally Posted by carrielynnfields

That sounds back breaking, maybe I will try on a 6 inch. Oh, I am ddjfields on the other site. Glad I could help out. I am soooo glad that someone had the instructions. It was driving be batty!



Well thanks again!! I'm glad you put the question out!! I'm gonna try and take a stab at this technique tomorrow. I'll take pics as I go. Hopefully I can get it to work!!
post #80 of 88
Here's the complete directions... Oooops... These are the same directions someone posted earlier.. icon_redface.gif I spent too much time writing it..I'll just leave it..LOL!!

Place a chilled crumb-coated cake tier on a pedestal turntable. Apply a generous layer of buttercream, and use a metal scraper or spatula to smooth the top and sides of cake, hold the scraper level while spinning turtable. Hold a paring knife horiontally, with back of knife exactly level,, and steady knife hand with opposite hand; press flat of knife from the tip to a short distance up the blade into the buttercream and remove in a sweeeping motion to reate a triangle. Continue the pattern, creating a colunm that travels straight down the side of the tier. To keep the colunm exactly vertical, use extra care and brace elbow on the countertop. Repeat the process, colomn by column, around the entire tier, repeat on remaining tiers. leave the top of the cake smooth. referigerate the finished tiers until you are ready to stack them.
post #81 of 88
Good Luck Kitti!! I'm sure that you'll do an excellent job. I love how your not afraid to do something totally new! thumbs_up.gif I can't wait to see! icon_smile.gif
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post #82 of 88
Alrighty boys and girls! I gave it a try. Now remember, this was my first try, so ya'll be nice!!

I actually iced the cake yesterday and didn't get to it until today. So, the icing had crusted over real well and was not chilled. DH didn't know I was gonna practice on it, so there's a piece missing, just less space to work with. It wasn't as tall as I would have liked, but I think it was enough.

The first pic is laying the knife on the side. You can see a gouge in the left corner of the pic. That was my first try and the BC stuck to the knife. So, I got a cup of hot water and I dipped the knife and then dried it before putting it on the cake. That helped alot!!

The second pic, well I was trying to show the knife in a "sweeping" motion. I did start at the top and worked my way down to make a column. So, don't let the pic fool ya since you already see a whole column there. I had forgotten to take the pic when I first started the column. I also moved the knife when I snapped the pic, so it messed up the icing a little.

The last pic is the finished "basketweave". I didn't put a border or anything since DH had already started into it. But ya'll get the idea!

So, anyway, this technique is possible for us amateurs!! It definitely takes a bit of patience and practice!!! I have a bday cake to do for Tuesday, so I'll try it on that cake and get a finished design. So, ya'll have fun trying it!!!
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post #83 of 88
yeah KittisKakes!!!!

excellent job of figuring it out and showing us all how.


(tho' -- "a piece"??? more like a big chunk!)
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post #84 of 88
KittiKakes you are GOOD!!!!!
post #85 of 88
Kittiskakes- Those are great pictures! Thank you so much for taking the time. icon_smile.gif I was having trouble visualizing the instructions, but your pics made it crystal clear.
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post #86 of 88
That is definetly buttercreme...
I hope we get the instructions soon...
Seems like alot of work if you have to use a knife or pallet of some kind..
Oh welll...can't wait to see how it's done.
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post #87 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

yeah KittisKakes!!!!

excellent job of figuring it out and showing us all how.


(tho' -- "a piece"??? more like a big chunk!)



Well, ya'll thank carrielynnfields and TamiAZ - they found the instructions for us!

DH had some for dinner and breakfast, so I guess a "piece" did turn out to be a "big chunk"!
post #88 of 88
I'm going to try this one... That's gorgeous...
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