Please Help Me With This Border For My Dd 21St Birthday

Decorating By pamconn Updated 31 May 2011 , 7:17pm by sweetideas

pamconn Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:05pm
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Here is a link to the cake that my DD likes. She would like something similar. How would you do the top border?

It is cake #2262 the purple 21.

http://www.londoncake.com/Figures%2017%20-%2040.htm


I have a couple of weeks to practice.

Thanks so much.

This site does have some terrific borders.

29 replies
leily Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:19pm
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wow that is a pretty neat border!!

here is a direct link to the cake to help others find it also.
http://www.londoncake.com/images/002262%20Twenty%20First%20Birthday%20Cake.jpg

It is piping done over piping, without studying it some more I am not sure what piping is over top of the other piping.. but hopfully this helps you to start to break it down.

terrier Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:40pm
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Funny I just watch someone do this on YouTube.... here is the link to the site. Hope this helps!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-4LtQYgX-s&feature=related

Cheers,
ally

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:48pm
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It looks like elongated shells overpiped on top of each other with the green "squiggled" on top of that. You might ask Thanh Thanh, she does a lot of work in a similar style.

pamconn Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:49pm
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Thank you! What tip would you use?

There are a lot of really pretty cakes on there. (Some very naughty ones too, I at first thought 18+ meant the NUMBER 18 and up!)

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:52pm
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Use any of the open star tips (18, 21, 32, etc.) I took a class with Marsha Winbeckler not all that long ago and she did similar borders to that. In fact, she's writing a book on it (don't know if it's out yet or not.)

KrisD13 Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:55pm
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To me, it looks like the tip 18 is used to make an elongated twisted rope that tapers down to a single line, in a c-shell shape.

Then over pipe with a 16 for just a c-shell shape.

(Here's where it's iffy for me) In some places, it looks like there are 2 graduated star tips over-piped, in some it looks like there are 3 layers of the star tip). If there are three layers of star over-piping, maybe a tip 14 would work.

For the top of the over-piping, I would say a tip 3 was used. Starting at the wide end do a twisted rope, then taper to a single line.

Hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif

amberhoney Posted 11 May 2008 , 11:01pm
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Those are beautiful cakes, very Mary - Fordish. She is a fantastic piper and her books are ususally easy to find. I have a few books in my collection for one day when I decide I need a special border to set off something simple.

Charmaine49 Posted 11 May 2008 , 11:02pm
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You all amaze me!!

When someone needs help, just ask CC and the answers coming flooding in.

Well done terrier, I enjoyed watching that and also learnt something new!!

Thank you all!!

pamconn Posted 12 May 2008 , 2:48am
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That video was spot on.

I will have to look for Mary Fordand Marsha Winbeckler books.

And yes it does in some places look like there are 3 layers. I will have to practice to see what I can come up with.

I never even thought of using graduated tips to do it-thanks for the hint.

Thanks again for the help.
Pam

pamconn Posted 12 May 2008 , 2:50am
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That video was spot on.

I will have to look for Mary Fordand Marsha Winbeckler books.

And yes it does in some places look like there are 3 layers. I will have to practice to see what I can come up with.

I never even thought of using graduated tips to do it-thanks for the hint.

Thanks again for the help.
Pam

kakeladi Posted 12 May 2008 , 3:53am
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Yep definately Mary Ford styleicon_smile.gif Love her work!

You probably won't ever get to look exactly like that because they use very small bags and actually turn the bag around in their hand as they pipe. It's colled a rolled barrell (or something similar).

londoncake Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:52am
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Hi
We call them Scrolls and they are done with a 44 star tube in and 18 inch pipping bag, then over pipped with a colour from a rolled grease proof bag and yes they are built up in 3 layers.

Regards
Mark

Omicake Posted 16 May 2008 , 6:43am
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Hi, Mark:
Thanks for the information. I'm sure pamconn and all interested will be able to practice with all the tips given by you and the rest of CCers.

thedessertdiva Posted 16 May 2008 , 6:47am
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Fantastic! Thank you for joining (Welcome to CC icon_wink.gif )

Your work is magnificent!!!

jen1977 Posted 16 May 2008 , 11:08am
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Great cakes and great borders! I seem to get stuck on the same ole borders and don't try new things very often. I may practice some of these on pans this weekend!

pamconn Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:12pm
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Mark,
Thank you for your response. I absolutely love the cakes on your website. I'm new to decorating and hope my version of your border turns out.

Thank you again for your time.

Pam

awolf24 Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:19pm
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Gorgeous cakes and borders! Thanks for posting and how nice of Mark to respond. They are just BEAUTIFUL cakes.

I feel that my borders are sort of uninspired and their cakes are AMAZING. I love their style.

SugarBakers05 Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:43pm
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THis is priceless! Thanks for the link!

Dee1219 Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:57pm
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I am amazed at the help people can get here on CC, somebody always knows where to get the answer!! Amazing! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful network of artists!!

terrier Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:05pm
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This is a cool one to have bookmarked!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 5:37pm
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Mark,
Thank you for your response.
Gorgeous cakes and borders!

Dixiegal01 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 8:26pm
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fiddlesticks, thanks for moving this thread again, I'm so excited to see this...awesome borders...Mark, thanks for the help, your cakes are gorgeous!!!!

7yyrt Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:24pm
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Bumping, to help keep the border threads together.

Peridot Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:35pm
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Thanks for the great tips and a new and exciting border. The tutorial is great!

BREN28 Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:05pm
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what a beautiful border,something different to try!! thanks for posting this info!! thumbs_up.gif

solascakes Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 8:51pm
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This is really helpful,thanks all.

tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:01pm
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Those are BEAUTIFUL borders...amazed at the helpfulness of CC'ers...ask and you shall receive! icon_smile.gif Looks like the very small borders on those cakes are the same technique just one layer.

mena2002 Posted 30 May 2011 , 6:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terrier

Funny I just watch someone do this on YouTube.... here is the link to the site. Hope this helps!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-4LtQYgX-s&feature=related

Cheers,
ally




Thanks for posting the video!

sweetideas Posted 31 May 2011 , 7:17pm
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Thanks.

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