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I was watching youtube on 'caning' using clay.  It looked exactly like gumpaste to me, so I made up a batch and went to town... and I love it!!  I did the green & white for leaves, and it looks different, but I LIKE it!  What do you think?  

Have any of you worked with this medium??  If so, what were your results?  What other applications can it be put to? 

Can you post some pictures to go by?

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post #2 of 24
http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/

http://kathryns-cakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/patterned-pastes.html

I wasn't sure what it was called, I've seen it done a lot with clay but I use clay/fondant tutorials for cake decorating. I've seen this method for making various patterns like houndstooth and even making onions. I will try to find the other tutorials, I know I've pinned some.
post #3 of 24

CakeFu did a one hour interview with Toni Fusco of San Diego on using caning with fondant. 

 

This link should bring you to the information on the CakeFu site:

 

http://www.cakefu.com/cakefu-masters-training-toni-fusco/

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I often use it for dragon wings and sometimes tummys, I just usually call it pattern paste though. 

I use it for stripey scarves or socks, or sliced up and put together for covering boards . 

 

Also for leaves that are striped too it is great. Like cordylines

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I had no idea what you were talking about when you said 'caning'  - I felt sure it was going to be taking a switch to some dastardly fondant or something !  LOL

I too just refer to it as patterned paste - even heard it referred to as millefiore

I do variagated ivy like this too

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post #7 of 24
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Smckinney07, Thank you so much for these links.

http://kathryns-cakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/patterned-pastes.html This site gave me a whole new slant on Patterned Pastes.
http://www.pinterest.com/mercejm82/tutoriales-de-arcilla-polimerica/ This site gave me new ideas on my existing way of caning.
I appreciate you taking the time to help me.

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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Apti View Post
 

CakeFu did a one hour interview with Toni Fusco of San Diego on using caning with fondant.

 

This link should bring you to the information on the CakeFu site:

 

http://www.cakefu.com/cakefu-masters-training-toni-fusco/

This one is perfect!!  The one I saw was totally using her technique!  Thanks!

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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes View Post
 

I often use it for dragon wings and sometimes tummys, I just usually call it pattern paste though.

I use it for stripey scarves or socks, or sliced up and put together for covering boards .

 

Also for leaves that are striped too it is great. Like cordylines

Dragon wings?  Tummies?  Got any pics?  I  am from the school of '1 picture is worth a thousand words'! lol  Thanks!

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post #10 of 24
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I had no idea what you were talking about when you said 'caning'  - I felt sure it was going to be taking a switch to some dastardly fondant or something !  LOL

I too just refer to it as patterned paste - even heard it referred to as millefiore

I do variagated ivy like this too

Can you send me a picture?  Please & thanx...

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post #11 of 24
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ApplegumPam,

 

Apparently 'patterned paste' & 'caning' are similar in effect, but quite different in how to get there. lol

This site from Apti shows how to do caning.  The one I saw on youtube must have used this site as a reference.  She is GOOD!  You can skip the intro part & go straight to the bare bones part, as I did.  I like cake-fu, must have missed this one.  Will be sure to go check out 'back issues' of their tutorials!

  http://www.cakefu.com/cakefu-masters-training-toni-fusco/

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post #12 of 24
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ApplegumPam,

 

Apparently 'patterned paste' & 'caning' are similar in effect, but quite different in how to get there. lol

This site from Apti shows how to do caning.  The one I saw on youtube must have used this site as a reference.  She is GOOD!  You can skip the intro part & go straight to the bare bones part, as I did.  I like cake-fu, must have missed this one.  Will be sure to go check out 'back issues' of their tutorials!

  http://www.cakefu.com/cakefu-masters-training-toni-fusco/

I don't see any difference , that is the technique I use to do what I call pattern paste , I do it in stripes and blocks and use the same trusty little blade as the lady in the video.  

 

here I have used the block method to do the horns, scales and tummies on the dragon. I did the wings too but you can't see them . 

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Hello Chellescakes,

 

I love this!  Wish you could show me how you did it. How do you get the design onto the tummy?  Are they stacked sections?  The rest I can probably figure out.  And how did you do the cake top & cake board?  Was it with a transfer sheet?  So many little pieces!

 

I had gotten the impression, from what little bit that I saw, that the 'patterned paste' was a thin single layer effect, while caning, as done on the video, was for slicing off multiple same effect items.   Now I see that they are all parcel & piece of the same thing, just in varying degrees.

 

I have only been doing the 'Cake' thing for about a year, that was when I discovered youtube.  Am trying to pick up as much as I can, before I get too old to do it. lol  Arthritis is already a daily battle.  Kneading dough is supposed to help, though it does not always feel like it!  I am delving into as many new areas as I can find, and just love to see new things, and 'try' to figure out how to do them.  This was new to me, but apparently not to a lot of you 'Cakers' out there.  I definitely do not mean to give the impression that I know what I am doing..., just that I am having fun doing it!  There is soooo much to see & learn.  I retired last year, and have been keeping myself busy with the grands, & caking.  I consider myself very fortunate.

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post #14 of 24

blwilley~~Happy to help!  Toni Fusco is a valued member of the San Diego Cake Club and also teaches at an adult school in the area.  I have been very fortunate to attend some of her classes and see Toni at work.  It is AMAZING. 

post #15 of 24
Lindy smith has some beautiful designs using this technique in her book The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible.
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