How to Indent a Quilt Pattern on a Cake


Learn how to indent a cake with an even quilt pattern.

Learn how Serdar indents a quilt pattern on a round cake. Quilt patterns have been used on cake surfaces for a long time and has become a classic method to give a cake a romantic, soft, cuddly and cushiony feel. We could just take a long corner edged hard object and simply visually indent lines at opposite angles and at as equally distanced gaps as possible. This would result in a quilt pattern but all the lines most probably won’t have even distances between them and won’t all be at the same angle. I would like to show you a simple method that ensures even distances and equal angles for a quilt pattern on a cake.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Quilt Pattern Course Material
This PDF document contains a guide sheet for calculating the different angles of the quilt pattern.

Calculating the Quilt Design
Indenting the Quilt
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
A Cake
Freshly covered with fondant.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Serrated Tracing Wheel Shop Online
Plastic Corner Strip
Used to protect the corner of a wall. After being modified to have a sharp end, this is one of Serdar's favourite tools.


  • Great tutorial. When quilting, I found the plastic wrap technique used to deal with the fondant sticking to be a great tip. If he would have waited until the cake had come completely to room temperature, as he normally would have, we would have never seen how to deal with that problem. There are many times when the perfect situation, be it climate, time constraints, or just some problem comes up in the kitchen and you have to deal with what you have. The tips using the separate piece of fondant at the end of the tutorial were helpful. The double lined quilted technique was an eye opener. I always enjoy how Chef Yener gives the viewer optional ways to create a whole new look just by changing up a few simple tools. He has so much experience and is so practical. This is why I love his tutorials. I can always come away with some tip which will help me be better at what I enjoy doing.

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