This pdf template is designed to help you layout the small chevron pattern on the cake pictured digitally above. Now it’ll be easier than ever to cut and apply perfect chevrons that are beautifully lined up in less time.
This is for the lined template only. There are written directions within the pdf on how to use the wax paper transfer method to execute the design, but I am assuming you have already taken my first class, “Clean & Simple Cake Design” and understand how to use the wax paper transfer method. It’s an incredible easy technique that allows you to transfer any graphic or pattern onto your cake simply and precisely using this template as a guide.
In this pdf packet, you will receive THREE horizontal layout designs for this pattern. The only differences is the spacing between the chevron zig-zags. You will receive patterns which include spacing for 3/16″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. You may choose to turn the pattern side ways for a vertical spacing option for each pattern.
You may use this template/design on a fondant, ganached or buttercream covered cake. If using buttercream, the cake must be chilled and firm in order to press on the design.
I am using small chevron cutter by Not Just Cakes By Annie. It’s called the “Skinny Seamless Open Ended Chevron Cutter”. If you do not have this cutter and are in a hurry, then simply print the template you need for your project on cardstock. Cut out one zig-zag chevron line and use that as a template to cut out your strips of modeling chocolate or fondant that have been cut the circumference or height of your cake (depending if you are doing horizontal or vertical stripes). This will take you a bit longer than using the cutter, so if you plan to do more projects like this in the future, consider purchasing a cutter to have on hand in order to speed up the process in the future.
1. This pdf is ONLY to provide you with the template to create the large chevron pattern on the bottom tier. This is not a tutorial…you are buying a lined design to help you line up your cut chevron pieces (see pictures above to show you what you are buying).
2. There will be a seam in the back of the cake with this design. Due to set cutter sizes and various cake circumferences, you will not have a perfect, continuous design. Please use this template with that in mind. If you are planning to do a larger cake, consider applying 18? long sections at a time which will make the process considerably easier. You will have several seams the more panels you use, but you can rub it out a bit so it’s hardly noticeable.
Have fun and please post pics so I can see all the fun you are having with these templates!
Basic Skills Necessary:
- Stack, fill, crumb coat a cake to a smooth finish or cover a cake in fondant.
- Understand how the wax paper transfer method works I teach in “Clean & Simple Cake Design” class
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- This is for any size cake. The template includes options for a 4″ tall cake and 6″ tall cake. For any other size, you can cut the template down or add to it by making multiple copies for taller cakes.
- Depending on the circumference of your cake, make multiple copies of template and tape together to create a single run of chevron stripes.
- Fondant, gumpaste or modeling chocolate
- Wax paper, cellophane or parchment paper
- Shortening preferred (Crisco, Sweetex) or butter
- The small chevron cutter by Not Just Cakes By Annie. It’s called the “Skinny Seamless Open Ended Chevron Cutter“