Flame Border???

Decorating By dedra_w_1980 Updated 31 Aug 2008 , 12:01am by kansaslaura

dedra_w_1980 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:20am
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I need an idea on how to do a flame border? I was thinking of layering my piping bag with yellow orange and red frosting and start at the bottom and work my way up the cake making a flame in various sizes all the way around the cake but I feel that would take forever layering, if anybody has some other suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. TIA~Dedra~ icon_biggrin.gif

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ncbert Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:26am
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I would also like to know any tips for this...I tend to do a few Harley cakes a year and want to try it,but can never figure out what tip and coloring method will get it to look cool.

Glad u asked

sweetideas Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:27am
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My guess would be to use the leaf tip. Here's a bump, anyway.

Malakin Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:28am
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Interesting to find out. I only did one with red, orange, black flames shooting up the side of the cake but I did these in fondant layers. Was quick and easy though.

jessi01 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:31am
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I did a harley cake last year and used chocolate as the flames.. just piped flames with red, yellow and orange wafers and placed them around the cake.. I liked how it turned out.. the pic is in my photos if you need a visual icon_biggrin.gif
I do like the idea of using the leaf tip and layering your colors in your bag.. I think that would look really nice too!

juledcakes Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:45am
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im sorry but i dont have a pic of this but you can do something simple use a ten or twelve tip in your 3 colors and do a pulling method with the fat end making the bottom of the flame and the tip the top and just layer them together until you get the look you want. when your done they should look like teardrop shape. hope this helps


have_your_cake Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 7:30pm
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I don't know if you have time to order, but Wilton does make larger leaf tips that would make good flames http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30DB31-475A-BAC0-5ED1961209FACA13&fid=3E3324D3-475A-BAC0-5A41A71458EF491B[/url]

MaryAtk Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:08pm
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I once made a flame border by 'striping' my piping bag with gel coloring. Using a paint brush, I painted lines of orange and red in my piping bag and then put white icing in the bag. It's the Hot Wheels cake in my photos if you want to see the effect. There was a lot of white in my 'flames', but I'm sure you could adjust that.

Juds2323 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:55pm
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When I did the godzilla cake in my photos I just did red and yellow icing and when the mixed a bit where they connect I got the orange shade. I used a leaf tip. The cake is in my pics.



dragonflydreams Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:16pm
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. . . I love this effect . . . may not work for your application . . . http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1240774

bambuf Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:42pm
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Tip 352 is great for doing flames. Also, if you use yellow or light orange with some red gel striping in your bag, you get a great two-toned effect. HTH!

kansaslaura Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 12:01am
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I did a flame border, it's in my pictures on a Harley cake. I piped on buttercream thinned with corn syrup in a flame shape, (just the outline) and took a paint brush and piping gel I had tinted red and brushed -- drawing the yellow buttercream and the red gel together. I know these are perfect directions, but I just fiddled with it until I got it how I wanted. Added a dab of yellow when needed, etc.

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