How to use a diamond cutter to quilt a cake

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How to use a diamond cutter to quilt a cake
Choose a diamond-shape cutter. (grzymkiewicz/iStock/Getty Images)

Quilted cakes look like they may have taken hours to decorate. However, this can be your little secret: Quilting a cake does not take long when you have the proper tools. One tool that gives the cake its quilted look resembles a biscuit cutter. The cutter leaves an impression in the icing of a cake, which you can follow with icing to make a quilting look line. Use the quilted look on any decorated cake, but it works especially well with baby party cakes. Use either buttercream icing or fondant when quilting your cake.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Butter cream icing
  • Icing knives
  • Diamond cutter
  • Fondant

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Ice your cake as you normally would using the buttercream icing. Use your cake knife to smooth out the frosting perfectly for best quilting results. Refrigerate the cake for about 30 minutes to chill and set the icing.

  2. 2

    Cover the icing with fondant if you want a cake covered with fondant instead of just buttercream. Do not let the fondant sit too long or chill. Use it while it is still fairly soft.

  3. 3

    Place the diamond cutter on the top of the cake, in the middle. Press just gently enough to transfer the diamonds to the icing.

  4. 4

    Move the diamond cutter over lining up the side points on the diamonds. Press again to leave another set of impressions. Work your way to the outer edges of the cake.

  5. 5

    Quilt the sides of the cake. Line up the quilting from the top of the cake and work your way down.

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