Where Do I Start The Horizontal Lines On Basketweave?

Decorating By butternut Updated 17 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm by butternut

butternut Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 4:57pm
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I've made a cake before decorating it with the basketweave but I'll be darned if I can remember if I started the horizontal lines top to bottom or bottom to top. Can you help me please? Thanks so much.

5 replies
indydebi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 5:32pm
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I start at the top, simply because if it ends up not coming out even, I can cover it with the rope border that I always put at the top/bottom of the cake.

kakeladi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 5:58pm
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HAHAHAha.........I start at the bottom and work up....for basically the same reason icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

chutzpah Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 6:16pm
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At the bottom. Any discrepancies can then be covered with with a top border. I won't put a bottom border on a basketweave cake.... don't like the way they look.

Lee15 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:28pm
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It's a personal preference. I usually start at the bottom to that I can cover up the top with a border. But that's because most times I do not want to put a border on the bottom of a basket, so if it's nice and even, then it can stand on it's own.

butternut Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 5:51pm
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Thanks so much everyone. I really do appreciate your input. I don't think I've ever seen the basketweave without a bottom border. I'm gonna have to go looking. Thanks again!!!!

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