Plaid On Sides Of Cake

Decorating By Kate714 Updated 17 Oct 2008 , 11:17pm by bobwonderbuns

Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:21am
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Has anyone ever attempted this? There are instructions in the Whimsical Bakehouse book...I'm just so intimidated to be piping a continuous horizontal line!! I'm trying incorporate something Scottish into a golf-themed cake, and this is all I could come up with...anyone else have ideas?? icon_confused.gif

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Kitagrl Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:23am
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You can handpaint plaid onto fondant...I have a few cakes I did that on.

You could probably pipe a plaid pattern similar to basketweave though...doing it a section at a time.

leah_s Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:26am
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If your cake is fondant, you can use a stencil.

Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:32am
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thanks will be on BC...the instructions in the book like kind of like basketweave but it still looks like the horizontal lines are continuous....?

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:44am
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designer stencils and culinary stencils have a gingham plaid two piece stencil set you might want to invest in.

Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:28pm
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Thank you - those stencils look cool, but I only have a week so I wouldn't have time to order them. anyone else have any advice for piping plaid on the sides of a BC cake?

cupcakemkr Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 6:39pm
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Can you take a clean plastic ruler and imprint the lines you want then trace them?

Is it a round or square cake? How about plaid chocolate transfers on the sides?

Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:10pm
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it's a round cake...hmmm....chocolate transfers?? wondering how I could do that??

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:17pm
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Chocolate transfers won't work on a buttercream cake. If it were fondant you could iron it with a craft iron.

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