How Do I Make This Border?

Decorating By lauritasolorzano Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 12:09am by Tee-Y

lauritasolorzano Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:30am
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Hello Everyone

I am having some problems trying to do the border that the cake in the picture has. I bought small silver dragges and I tried to glue them to the cake with piping gel, but this is not working.
Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks for looking

14 replies
sadsmile Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:34am
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Tyloce and water makes a great glue. Or dissolve a bit of gumpaste powder in water.

Parable Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:40am
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They look like they are "glued" onto a ribbon of fondant. Just my opinion.

Lee15 Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 12:15pm
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I really can't see the border, but if it is dragees, try using melted white chocolate. Hold the dragees with tweezers, use a paint brush and apply a little bit of melted chocolate, and it holds.

delisa01 Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:29pm
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I think you could used stiff royal icing colored gray (so that it won't show).

kattyann Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 10:36pm
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The picture isn't too clear, but it looks to me like it is silver beading that you buy by the strand. I have used those before and attach with a thin strip of buttercream icing. I know Wilton carries the white and ivory. I think they probably carry the silver too. Kattyann

Rylan Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:09pm
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To me it looks like they use this studded like mold. Here is a sample from my imaginary boyfriend's website:

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nesweetcake Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 2:55am
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Well, my opinion is that it's either from the fabric department or the 900 series mold that rylan suggested. To make it edible and color to match the cake, I would suggest using one of the molds. They are fab! Good luck.

sadsmile Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 1:20pm
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The mold produces a perfect line or rows of pearls. The cake looks more like individually placed dragees or cachous(same thing different name LOL) that are not perfectly in line but more staggered. You need to use a glue that will disappear and not show(which is why I suggested the tylose glue because you can use such a tiny amount of it) and place them with tweezers right on the tiny spots of glue needed so you don't rub off the sliver finish with your fingers.

Cakechick123 Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 1:31pm
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I've used RI to stick mine to a cake. Have done several cakes with dragees and not a single one came off.

sadsmile Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 2:45pm
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Yes RI would work but you would see a tiny ring around each dragee were as if, you dotted a tiny bit of tylose glue on the spot and then placed the dragee... the gluing method would be invisible. And border on that cake looks like the dragees are just placed there nice and clean with no visible RI.

ApplegumKitchen Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 7:52pm
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I've used the silver cachous/dragees before and I just use the end of a tiny paintbrush to make a small indent - pop in some piping gel (thick) or some tylose glue (which ever you prefer) and then use tweezers to place the cachous.

This is painstakingly long and tedious! icon_cry.gif and you will drop probably one in four icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

I've found it really helps to have a tilted turntable when doing these side borders.

cylstrial Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 10:15pm
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That's a gorgeous cake! And I love the technique she used.

Tee-Y Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 12:09am
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Thick tylose will do just fine and then you can spray the border the same colour as the cake when you are done if that's the effect you want.

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