Rope Border

Decorating By Moley Updated 24 May 2008 , 7:44am by diane

Moley Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 6:13pm
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Can anyone tell me how to make a rope border out of BC frosting?

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Petit-four Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 6:22pm
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Use a #16, 18, 21 or #32 tip. The larger the number, the heavier the "rope."

You can practice on an overturned cake pan -- make a short diagonal (about 1/2' to 3/4" long). Tuck the tip in front, and repeat.

Here's a link: http://www.wilton.com/decorating/basic/rope.cfm

Hope this helps! (and welcome to Cake Central! icon_smile.gif )

indydebi Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:26pm
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Someone told me once that this cake pic http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=322993 helped them understand how to do a rope border, because of the two colors. Maybe it will help?

Moley Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 9:53pm
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Thanks for both replies. The Wilton link give the "how to" and the picture you linked to indydebi, ties it all together. The two colors gives a good visual. I'm anxious to try it. I really like the way it looks.

mkolmar Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 11:23pm
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I always imagine making a stretched out "S" when doing the rope borders. That's the only way I can remember to get the proper shape and lift needed.

2waystodo Posted 21 May 2008 , 4:14am
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Hi, I wanted to ask if anyone knows how to make a rope...?

I am making a hat for my 3 yr. old grandson's cake and i wanted to make a rope to put along side his hat...

Thank you....

2waystodo Posted 24 May 2008 , 4:21am
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Thanks everyone...this does help... thumbs_up.gif

diane Posted 24 May 2008 , 7:44am
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i've done the multi-colored ropes and you do make an S each time. thumbs_up.gif
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