How To Make Stripes On A Flag

Decorating By dogluvr Updated 29 Oct 2008 , 1:09am by dogluvr

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dogluvr Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 4:32pm
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I need to make a flag out of fondant/gumpaste, but don't know how to get the stripes to look good...I don't have an airbrush. Any ideas would be appreciated........thank you

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JenniferMI Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 4:53pm
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I would just cut them out of fondant or gumpaste.

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peg91170 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 5:11pm
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Personally I made a flag cake for the 4th of July and just used licorice whips for the stripes.

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dragonflydreams Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 5:35pm
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. . . you could just use painter's tape (usually blue in color) . . . mask out the areas that will remain white . . . hand paint the exposed areas . . . remove the painter's tape and voila . . .

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dogluvr Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 6:58pm
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Thanks, I will try the painters tape...sounds easy..

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dragonflydreams Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 8:56am
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. . . let me know how it turns out . . . thumbs_up.gif . . . I look forward to seeing a post of your finished cake . . . icon_biggrin.gif

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dogluvr Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 11:37pm
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so far so good. I made the flag and its drying now...you can see some of the brush strokes, but all in all I think it looks good...it was easy with the tape. I have a few rollers underneath to make it look like its waving....I'ts about 8 1/2 x 13......I am putting it on a full sheet double layer cake....the cake is for Friday so I will post it either Friday or Saturday....thank you again for your suggession....

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BJ Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:16am
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I made this cake and did the flag in fondant. I cut the red stripes, put vanilla extract on the backside (acts like glue) and put the stripes onto the white fondant. It held together beautifully.
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dogluvr Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:52am
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I thought about that but wasn't sure how it would turn out....did you move your cake...when I click on your file...it says file not found......

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ceshell Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 6:15am
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Oh wow that is a nice looking flag.

The pic is there, but there is a weeks-old CC glitch with attached photos, sometimes they show up, sometimes you have to reset the page like 15 times to get 'em to show...keep trying icon_biggrin.gif.

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dogluvr Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 12:05am
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yes, that is a beautiful flag....thanks for sharing

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dogluvr Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 12:04am
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Here's my flag....I think it turned out good for my first...

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1281450

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Jayde Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 12:52am
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Doglvr, I think your flag looks gorgeous! You did a really good job, congrats!

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dogluvr Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 1:09am
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Thank you Jayde........I appreciate it.

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