Even Swags And How To Measure??

Decorating By CakeLadyM Updated 25 May 2008 , 2:48pm by vrmcc1

CakeLadyM Posted 24 May 2008 , 9:36pm
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Can anyone help with how to measure a cake to make evenly spaced swags? I have a huge wedding cake to do and the bride wants swag work on the sides.

(Yes, I know it's 2008!) icon_lol.gif

So....does anyone care to share how you do this?


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indydebi Posted 24 May 2008 , 9:49pm
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I used to eyeball it and it worked out ok, but that comes with lots of practice (ok ok .... yes, I'm old! I cut my cake decorating teeth in the 70's/80's on swags on cakes!)

However ...... !

Country Kitchen has this really cool tool just for doing this!! http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=529&SubCatId=154&productId=621371 I have one and luv it!!

CakeLadyM Posted 25 May 2008 , 5:54am
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Hey thanks to both of you for that!! Why didn't I ever think of the parchment thing? I use parchment for all of my cakes, even a 2 inch round, lol. So I can just fold that and use it twice, hahahaa! Thanks!

vrmcc1 Posted 25 May 2008 , 2:48pm
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Wilton also sells a garland marker and a cake dividing mat hereis the link.


I like the garland marker because it also helps keep all of you swags the same height.

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