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What is the best way to "quilt" a cake? I wanted to quilt a babyshower cake and besides just using a ruler is there a good way?
post #2 of 12
I have a single diamond cutter that I use. But there are quilting mats that you can buy. Or diamond cutters that come together (literally 3 of the welded together). Or you can use the ruler method.

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http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Diamond_Miniature_Cutters.html
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=630580

Hope this helps!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
fantastic!I know there had to be a trick i just wasn't thinking of it
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cylstrial - I tried the "ruler method" today (well, my own version of it I guess since I've not yet rad any directions on how to do it) and I failed miserably! Do you happen to know of anywhere that there are directions or a tutorial?

thanks!
post #5 of 12
I have the diamond impression mat and I still don't have it down right lol
post #6 of 12
I love the three diamond quilter...it's SUPER easy to use!

If you want more info, just PM me. You can check out my cakes, I use this quite often.

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post #7 of 12
do yall have a preference on which tool to use if you're cake is covered with fondant or just buttercream? I've only tried the impression mat with buttercream. I wasn't sure if it'd work as well with fondant or if the diamond cutter would be better.
post #8 of 12
I perfer the mats with BC and the metal quilter with fondant. I put a normal layer of icing under a thin layer of my white chocolate fondant. Using the larger toothed stitch wheel also "puffs" the design out like a quilted jacket.

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post #9 of 12
If you don't have a diamond cutter, and you don't have an impression mat... you can use a plain square cutter to make the quilted look.... I've had to use it on several occasions.... things come up missing around here often icon_biggrin.gif
post #10 of 12
When you use the three diamond cutter on the sides of a cake, what do you do when you've gone around the cake and are almost back to the beginning but you don't have enough room for a full diamond impression?
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post #11 of 12
I have used a ruler more often than the patchwork cutter you can buy. You need a 45 degree set square-type triangular ruler.

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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ren715

When you use the three diamond cutter on the sides of a cake, what do you do when you've gone around the cake and are almost back to the beginning but you don't have enough room for a full diamond impression?



I always start from the "back" of the cake so in the event that there is a "sea"' that doesn't quite meet-up, it's no big deal. Ive been lucky and havent had any big issues at all. The diamond quilter is super easy!
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