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which is the best method for quilting fondant?

post #1 of 35
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Is it the diamond rolling pin, the diamond 'quilter' tool, or the diamond impression mat?

Or should I just break out the ruler and use my quilting-wheel fondant tool?
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post #2 of 35
I would like to know the answer to this question myself.
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post #3 of 35
I've used many methods, and I prefer the 3-diamond quilting tool. It takes a bit more time than the mat, but it, at least for me, is much cleaner and more precise than the ruler method. I still go over it with the quilting wheel after I'm done.
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post #4 of 35
Hands down, the metal quilter. When the pix are back up, look at my teal butterfly cake -- I did the quilting with that tool.
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hands down, the metal quilter. When the pix are back up, look at my teal butterfly cake -- I did the quilting with that tool.



What is the metal quilter & where do you get it?
post #6 of 35
jennifer dontz sells this tool.. she also has a dvd..she shows how to use this tool and make the cake so pretty.. other sites sell this tool also..but you might want to see her site and think about the dvd.... it is . sugardelites.com...
post #7 of 35
Oh great..Thank you!!
post #8 of 35
wouldn't pressing the impression mat against the cake and then going over the lines with a wheel be easier? I just looked at the diamond cutter. Not being snarky, just asking for future reference. Thanks
post #9 of 35
Madge, it's really a matter of preference. I cannot get the mat lined up for anything but I have no problems with the metal quilter. Sugarshack likes the impression mat, Jen likes the metal quilter. It's all in what's comfortable for you.

I got mine at a local cake shop, but yes Jen does sell the metal quilters and I think Sugarshack sells the impression mats.
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post #10 of 35
I don't know if this is going to work or the spam police are going to get me but here's the cake I was talking about where I used the metal quilter (and Jen's white chocolate fondant.) After I imprinted with the metal quilter I went over it with a stitching wheel. That gave it the poofyness (that and the fact there was buttercream underneath the fondant.)
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post #12 of 35
I have both - the impression mat and the 3 diamond cutter from JenniferMI. HANDS DOWN the 3 diamond one is nicer....easier to use, and a much cleaner look.
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I don't know if this is going to work or the spam police are going to get me but here's the cake I was talking about where I used the metal quilter (and Jen's white chocolate fondant.) After I imprinted with the metal quilter I went over it with a stitching wheel. That gave it the poofyness (that and the fact there was buttercream underneath the fondant.)



Your cake is simply gorgeous & I love the poofiness too!!!
post #14 of 35
Thank you! I had a lot of fun doing that cake because it was a "do whatever you want" cake for a friend's birthday and I had tried several new techniques on it. I think it turned out great!

Here are two other pix of a cake where I did quilting so you can see what it looked like on a wedding cake. Just don't laugh at my roses -- I know, they suck! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #15 of 35
I have the impression mat and I'm thinking the tool would be better. With the mat, you have to make an impression before putting the fondant on the cake because it's not sharp/deep enough to make a real impression once the fondant is already on the cake. My problem is--when you make the impression on a piece of fondant on the counter, the diamonds are nice and straight. But once you lift that large piece of fondant to put on the cake, it stretches and the diamonds become free form shapes!
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