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Decorating By sugaah Updated 8 Jul 2008 , 8:13pm by BlakesCakes

sugaah Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:11pm
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making 4 rounds and 1 sheet cake with red, white, & blue basketweave design. Question - will the basketweave colors look better vertically or horizontally. Seems like vertical would be easiest but.... Cannot decide which. Help!

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KASCARLETT Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:22pm
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What do you mean by vertical or horizontal? Are you talking about what color should go where?

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:28pm
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If it has to be all three colors in the woven part itself I would do mostly white both woven up n down and across then intersperse a red stripe and a blue stripe going up and down.

My plan A would be to do it all white with red and blue trim.

jillycakes Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:37pm
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I would do alternating red and blue verticals and all white horizontals. I have a few three-colored basketweave cakes in my photos that were done this way.

michellesArt Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:38pm
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oh i totally agree-basketweave is hard enough to do and have come out nice-kiss (keep it simple silly) do the trim in red and blue for sure

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:38pm
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I would do the colored ones with a straight round tube and the white with a regular basket weave. I think I would do the red & blue right next to each other as one 'weave'. So that the multi colored weave is the same width as one white weave.

I would practice on the table to get the look I wanted.

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 8:13pm
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Just my .02:

White verticals with alternating red, white, blue, white, red, white, blue, white, red, etc. horizontals so that you wind up with stripes of red, white, & blue going all around the cake.

Someone else may have said the same thing a different way, but this is how I "see" it.


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