How Do I Do This Border?

Decorating By kmoores Updated 16 May 2009 , 6:09pm by mayamia

kmoores Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 12:37pm
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I was looking a pictures for an upcoming cake and would love to know how to do this border - please note that this is not my cake!

Thanks everyone
LL

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:01pm
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you know what? just yesterday i was thinking about that border. i saw it on youtube being demonstrated but i forgot who icon_sad.gif

kmoores Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 3:56pm
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I found it on youtube!!


AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 5:59pm
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yay! i love that video. am subscribing to her now icon_smile.gif thanks!

lasvegasmommma Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:06pm
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Wow... that is a beautiful border! And where on earth did she get that block of wood to practice with? That is so cool!

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:14pm
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Beautiful Border!
kmoores.. Who did that cake you posted?

lasvegasmommma Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:16pm
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Also... what # tip is she using?

Michele25 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:24pm
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OMG--I love it!!!!! Thanks for posting this! I'd love to know who did the Simpson cake too, kmoores.

chasebrad Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:27pm
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Thanks for the link! That is really elegant!

I think the video says a 44 or 43 tip.

I would be interested in who the cake artist is of the Homer cake also.

7yyrt Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:30pm
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Found it! it was made by London Cake. 6th row down.
http://www.londoncake.com/Childrens%20Page%201.htm

Hollysuann Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:35pm
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By the looks of it, it's a border they use A LOT. It's very pretty!

hummingbird59 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:37pm
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IMHO, I think she is using maybe a 21 or 32 star for the border and maybe a #3 for the lining. What does everyone else think. I want to try this now!

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:51pm
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7yyrt.YES I think thats it to ! WOW !!! What beautiful cakes!!!!
I would also love to know the tips for sure !

lasvegasmommma Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:53pm
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WOW... that bakery has some awesome cakes! I totally want to know how they do some of their borders... like that ruffle one... gorgeous!

kmoores Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:54pm
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Beautiful Border!
kmoores.. Who did that cake you posted?




I found it on the net under a company called "The London Cake Company". Here is the website http://www.londoncake.com/

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:25pm
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Thanks ! How awesome ! kmoores.. Did a customer request that border or you just want to add it for a change ?

kmoores Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Thanks ! How awesome ! kmoores.. Did a customer request that border or you just want to add it for a change ?




I just wanted to do something more "elegant" for a christening cake I have for this weekend. Especially since it's for a little girl. I'm kinda getting bored with the same old - same old.

JawdroppingCakes Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:47pm
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Thanks for sharing that border...it sure is not the same old same old kinda thing. icon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:48pm
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I hear ya !Ever one around me wants a sheet cake and a big fluffy border LOL!!! over and over and over !
I cant wait to see your cake and what border you end up with !
If you try it please post what tips your try !

covered-in-sugar Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:53pm
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The border on the simpson cake is really neat! Hope your cake comes out great with the borders! I will have to try them sometime, too! icon_smile.gif

kmoores Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:55pm
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I will definitely post pics when I done and the tip I use. I haven't been uploading my pics lately - just too many, but I will icon_smile.gif

Oh, I'm actually getting excited about this - something new and different!

Michele25 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:00pm
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Thanks for the London Cakes website. Wow, do they have gorgeous things! Besides their beautiful borders, I love the writing they put on the cakes--it's absolutely perfect!!!

kakeladi Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:01pm
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O.k.....it's an English border - a modified Lambeth. I had some books by Mary Ford that featured this type of border.
Use a large open star tip like 32 or so; it's just a curved, long tailed shell built up to 3 or more layers - some of which can be a different color.
The 1st layer has a slight zigzag, then a straight layer; next, maybe a smaller star tip layer either straight or slight zigzag; then a med round tip - like 4. This can have a zigzag or be straight; but from there decrease the size of the tip by one for each layer on top. You are always piping right on top of the previous work.

fiddlesticks Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:03pm
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Yes, Its funny how something so simple has a different border can get us all excited ! Im the same way ! Good Luck !

michellenj Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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Love that border-and all of their cakes are gorgeous!

Monna7122 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:10pm
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OM How elegant and different. I was just searching for borders to do my dd's cake in 2 weeks. Thanks so much!! thumbs_up.gif

junny629 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:36pm
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Thanks for posting that border. It's very different and pretty. I will have to try it some time.

kmoores Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 12:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

O.k.....it's an English border - a modified Lambeth. I had some books by Mary Ford that featured this type of border.
Use a large open star tip like 32 or so; it's just a curved, long tailed shell built up to 3 or more layers - some of which can be a different color.
The 1st layer has a slight zigzag, then a straight layer; next, maybe a smaller star tip layer either straight or slight zigzag; then a med round tip - like 4. This can have a zigzag or be straight; but from there decrease the size of the tip by one for each layer on top. You are always piping right on top of the previous work.




Thanks for the instructions! Can't wait to try this! Funny how I get so excited about new things to try icon_cool.gif

cakemommync Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:14am
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I am sending my husband this YouTube video now. He can make anything! Anyone who wants a wooden "practice cake" let me know. I'm going to start a list. Seriously! thumbs_up.gif

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 4:59am
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when i saw that video i was like that's a lot of work for a border but it really does look pretty. icon_smile.gif

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