This past weekend I was so lucky to work on a cake for a co-ed baby shower and was especially excited about the cake design. The chevron design looks like something that would be very hard without a cookie cutter, but the method I used made it super easy.
I drew my chevron pattern on the back of parchment paper the length of the circumference and covered the other side with shortening. I then created 1.5" pieces and placed them on the parchment paper using my pattern as a guide. Once I was done with the entire pattern I put a little water on it and pressed the parchment paper all around the cake. The chevron stuck right to the cake in the perfect arrangement I had on my parchment paper!
This method is called the transfer method and is such an easy way to make your intricate designs be almost perfect! Thanks to the Mom-to-be for giving me such a great design!
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