Chevron engagement cake

The brief was chevron stripes, sea-foam and orange. I added the ring, name tag and quote.

Soraya, North Carolina, http://www.thecakeattic.com http://www.facebook.com/thecakeattic

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Michal Bulla ...

Very nice!

GranDo ...

Beautifully precise and clean.

SarahBeth3 ...

Love it!

Soraya Avellanet ...

Thanks!

6 Bittersweets (Xiaolu) ...

Gorgeous — I actually just posted a new forum topic requesting a chevron tutorial. Even tips on how you get them to line up so beautifully would be so helpful!

Soraya Avellanet ...

Hi 6bittersweets,
I have quilting rulers and they have 45 degree lines on them and they are see thru so that helps. All I did was cut out some strips, three to be exact, the width I wanted the stripes to be and left them stacked. Then turned the ruler to 45 degree mark and cut all three strips at the same time, then measured about 2" and cut at 45 degree angle again and kept doing that all the way down the strips. Then it’s just a matter of turning over every other piece to have the right angles together. Did that make sense? If not, let me know, I’ll see if I can post a little sketch.
Jessicakes blog also has a tutorial, wish I had seen it before I did this cake. I think her method of attaching them to wax paper first is ingenious. Must try that next time. It’s a great idea for any kind of horizontal or angled stripes not just chevron…anything kind of complicated, like adding words to a cake and getting the spacing perfect.

6 Bittersweets (Xiaolu) ...

Thanks so much for the detailed response, Soraya! I would love to see a sketch or tutorial of some sort if you get a chance to make one. I will also check out Jessicakes’ method as well. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with that method next time =).

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