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I have a wedding cake due tomorrow with a quilted pattern on the sides. I have an idea about how to do it, but wanted to make sure I wasn't making it more complicated than I need to. icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 52
I use an impression mat and then gently go over the lines to deepen them
post #3 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I don't have an impression mat. I guess I'll have to try it the old fashioned way....ruler and straight-edge.
post #4 of 52
no...make it easy on yourself. I use the cutting/embosser tool found at michaels, walmart or hobbylobby. it is less than 3 dollars. you can make perforated quilted pattern with it or straight seam. you can flip it around and use it to cut fondant too.

here is a wilton link so you can see what it looks like. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=52538051-802D-F658-0A8270D4F8DBD7B6&killnav=1

i love mine.

edited to add: I paid 2.98 for mine at walmart. wilton is too expensive.
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Grabbing my bowl of faux-'nache and running from the ganache police!!
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post #5 of 52
Thread Starter 
I have one of those! Thanks for the input. I'll give it a try. icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 52
Cut a right angled triangle out of cardboard (you can also buy clear plastic ones). Stand it up next to your cake as in the picture. Trace a line in your cake with whatever tool you're using. Then scootch it over an inch and repeat. Keep doing this until you've covered the cake . Then flip the triangle around and scootch around the cake in the opposite direction using the bottoms of your previous lines as starting points.

I like this method better than impression mats because you can control the size of the quilting, making the squares as small or as large as you like. You change the size of the square by changing the distance you scootch. The smaller the scootch, the smaller the square. And it really only takes a few minutes.

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Housework makes you ugly.

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post #7 of 52
Thanks artscallion - your directions are clear and simple.
post #8 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thank you artschallion! Next time I'll definitely use that method. Unfortunately I saw this post too late to use it this time.
post #9 of 52
Love the quick tutorial! Thanks!
post #10 of 52
artscallion...thanks for the tutorial! I'm getting ready to try quilting for the first time too! I love the fact that the triangle has a bottom edge because I think I will have better luck keeping the lines straight then with just a regular ruler!
post #11 of 52
Great instructions!
Does anyone know if this can be done on a buttercream? is that even possible?
Thanks
post #12 of 52
Great tutorial, thanks artscallion! I'm also curious as to whether this method would work with buttercream....
post #13 of 52
Great method artscallion! Is this successful on round cakes as well? Or does it get too finicky?
post #14 of 52
art scallion- I love your method! I have to try it.
post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by robyndmy

Great method artscallion! Is this successful on round cakes as well? Or does it get too finicky?



Works fine on round cakes. I did this one using that method.

http://tinyurl.com/2aknu3k

As long as your triangle is made of reasonably pliable cardboard so that you can form it to the curve of a round cake.

Also, I forgot to mention, that for square cakes, I usually cut the triangle out of something like a graham cracker box. That way I can leave a bottom base on it to make it easier to move around the cake without touching the cake with my fingers. Like this...

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The dark blue part is cut out of the side of the cracker box, the light blue base is cut from the bottom of the cracker box.

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The light green is the graham cracker box the triangle is cut from. Yes I have too much time on my hands today. icon_rolleyes.gif

Nicki & abeane, yes this can be done with buttercream. Make sure it's crusted, then use a skewer to mark the lines. You can go back over the lines to give them more of a natural, quilted feel with the light green Wilton gumpaste tool. The end that looks like a straight flame.
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It's marshmallow, not marshmellow! Aaargh, I have the strangest pet peeves!
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