Rainbow Help

Decorating By Skirt Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 4:34pm by sadsmile

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Skirt Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:32pm
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I was wondering if any of the experts here could help me. I pm'd the owner of the cake but she has not been able to reply yet so I hope someone else will have some insight as to how the rainbow was made on this cake. Also, would you use tip 12 for the clouds?

Any suggestions/advice would be most appreciated! icon_smile.gif
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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:37pm
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The rainbow is made using a template with royal icing...

Here is a template...
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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:38pm
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Here is the cake I made with it....
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pbeckwith Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:41pm
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It almost looks like each color is a ruffle (with the rose tip).

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singinglark Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:53pm
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It looks to me like the rainbow on the original cake is made with pipe cleaners.

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Skirt Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:12pm
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Pipe Cleaners!?!?! icon_surprised.gif
Hmmmmm detective.gif

Do I attempt RI or do I go to Michaels to buy pipe cleaners?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:18pm
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I made mine with RI and it was very easy!!! and it's edible

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diane Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:37pm
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you can also roll strips of colored fondant...bend...and let dry! icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:42pm
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sorry, but i don,t believe the original cake used pipecleaners. i think there was a pattern used.. and then royal icing. stars or zigzag piping?jmo

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Skirt Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:47am
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In case anyone was wondering, I went with the fondant suggestion and it turned out much better than I thought! I used tylose glue to hold it all together.
Thanks for all of your input. icon_biggrin.gif
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xstitcher Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 7:15am
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Skirt you cake came out great!

Just wanted to add that I think the 1st cake pics rainbow does look like it's made out of pipe cleaners.

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ninatat Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:45pm
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i would use royal icing with the star tip on wax paper it won't come off i use parchment with flowers i want to take off, i'd put it on cardboard on both side's . There is a picture of a rainbow in the class one cake decorating course something thin but corrigated so you can put in squewers between the cardboard to hold it up

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Skirt Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 4:10pm
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Thanks for the kind words xstitcher icon_smile.gif

ninatat, had I done it that way, the birthday girl would not have been able to eat the rainbow the way she did yesterday! icon_biggrin.gif

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sadsmile Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 4:34pm
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I think the RI rainbows are all lovely. I would go with that.

Just my two cents on the original pic question. It looks like she strung peices from a candy neckless in wire. I see lots of little rings. Or did somekind of embroidery stacking technic with RI. -like those wonderful embroidered flowers that look like real embroidery.

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