Borders We Love...

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 31 Oct 2007 , 4:11am by LoriMc

LoriMc Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 5:38pm
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Hey guys! I know I have talked a lot about being in a border rut. Anybody interested in starting a thread with your favorite borders? I feel like I do the same ones over and over. Maybe we could post pics of our favorite ones from the galleries, and post the info of the tip that was used if possible.

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LoriMc Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 5:48pm
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I'll post one of my favorites here. It's not my cake, but Thanh Thanh's and I love her work. I have tried to make this border, but mine never comes out like this.
LL

leily Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 5:59pm
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The reverse shell border is also one of my favorites (that you have shown in Thang Thanh's photo)

I use the some motions and use a rose petal tip sometimes.. like in this photo
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=26532

leah_s Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:11pm
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99% of my cakes are wedding, so dragging pearl. Nothing else, ever.

aswartzw Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:17pm
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Thanks so much for starting this thread. I've only done the shell border. Talk about a rut! I've admired the reverse shell and would like to try it. I can't wait to see what others have to offer. I get so overwhelmed sometimes with all the techniques that I just don't know where to start. icon_eek.gif

Wandootie Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:22pm
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I just really love the reverse shell...especially when the bag is stripped with an additional color. Makes a beautiful border. I have to agree with Leah and the dragging pearl for wedding cakes.


Wanda

tcakes65 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:36pm
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I focus mostly on wedding cakes, and use shells and dragging pearls.

susies1955 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:33pm
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Ok, what is dragging pearls????????????
Thanks in advance,
Susie

CakeDiva73 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:35pm
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The reverse shell in the thanh thanh pic is so perfect and gorgeous! Why does mine never come out that way? icon_confused.gificon_razz.gif That is my favorite border since the shell gets so boring after a while.

Sometimes I do rosettes, but that uses alot of icing...the other one I really like is the rope border, but it doesn't 'go' with everything, ya know?

tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:49pm
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I love the reverse shells..but working with weddings all i work with is pearls!..icon_biggrin.gif

tye Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:49pm
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reverse is usually the only one i do.. with all the other techniques to learn, who has time to practise other borders.. ugh... my reverse is different every time.. so they look different.. depending on what tip i use and depends how long i make each one...

Gefion Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:17pm
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My favorite border is this one, or a variation on it.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1007183

But if I don't have time for elaborate lambeth borders, dragged pearl is my fave. Or rope-shells.

aswartzw Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:20pm
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Originally Posted by susies1955

Ok, what is dragging pearls????????????




I'd love to know this too.

khoudek Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:04pm
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Shell and dragging pearl here too. Leily, I like the reverse shell variation you use with the petal tip.

ShirleyW Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:18pm
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This is one of my favorites but I save it for little girls or maybe big girls too because it seems feminine to me.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=69207

tiptop57 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:25pm
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Hmm, I'm thinking the dragging pearl is AKA the snails trail......if I'm right do I get the Kewpie doll?

2sdae Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:39pm
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You are right and the doll is yours!!!!!!

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Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:53pm
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Here's something I was able to find on the internet:

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Snail Trail is used to seal a sugarpaste cake to the cake board. It uses a plain piping tube, which is held at a slight angle to the surface. Make a bulb of icing then ease off the pressure at the top of the piping bag and pull the piping tube away to form a tail. The next bulb is piped over the tail of the previous one to make a line (or trail).




Though I don't agree with the first sentence it was the only thing I could find that described the Snail's Trail piping design, which I believe is the same as the Dragging Pearl design, though I could be mistaken. I couldn't find a picture, but I'm sure there are tons of them in the gallery. I just don't have the time to look there right now. icon_wink.gif

jguilbeau Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 10:28pm
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I too would love to see apicture of the dragging pearl or dragging smail border.

tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 10:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gefion

My favorite border is this one, or a variation on it.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1007183

But if I don't have time for elaborate lambeth borders, dragged pearl is my fave. Or rope-shells.




That's beautiful!

shanasweets Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 10:50pm
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nice idea for a thread thanks

khoudek Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 2:53am
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I think I like the name dragging pearls rather than snail trail. Imagine telling brides your going to use a snail trail border!?!

lomikesa Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 3:10am
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Can somebody post a picture with "dragging Pearls"?

BCJean Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 3:36am
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I don't have a picture with the dragging pearls.

This is a border I like to use a lot for girly cakes. It is made with a 104 and it is kind of a reverse shell because you tilt the tip back and forth. I then go over the top of it with a #2 and jiggle it as I go. It takes on a whole different look when done in different colors. You can use pastel for the ruffle and white for the top lacy part.
LL

tinascakes Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 3:37am
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I would love to see a picture. Never heard of it before.

ncbert Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 3:49am
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Oh ,I love this thread!! ...great for learning

keep them coming...

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 4:07am
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Okay, I was trying to find a nice closeup, but it took me so long just to find the first photo, so I'm linking to that one.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1054403&done=2

LoriMc Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 4:11am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCJean

I don't have a picture with the dragging pearls.

This is a border I like to use a lot for girly cakes. It is made with a 104 and it is kind of a reverse shell because you tilt the tip back and forth. I then go over the top of it with a #2 and jiggle it as I go. It takes on a whole different look when done in different colors. You can use pastel for the ruffle and white for the top lacy part.




That's so cool! It reminds me of pretty pink tissue paper.

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