Rope Border?

Decorating By mommybaker602 Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 5:03pm by TexasSugar

mommybaker602 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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Okay, so I searched briefly and didn't see anything on how to do the rope border that I see on so many cakes. I'm doing a cake this week that will be a 10" round with basketweave on the sides. I want to finish the tops and bottoms with the rope border I see in the galleries, but have no idea how! Do you just do a series of "Ss" and break in between each one? Or do you go all the way around the cake doing a squiggle line and go back a second time and do the squiggle opposite of your first line--does that make sense? I hope so!

I really want to know how the heck to do this! Also, do I use thin or medium consistency buttercream for this?

Thanks!

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TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:33pm
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http://www.wilton.com/technique/Rope

Does this help?

The key is to tuck into the first S and then lift up and over the tail.

mommybaker602 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Rope

Does this help?

The key is to tuck into the first S and then lift up and over the tail.




Perfect! Thank you so much. I didn't know Wilton had techniques on their site! I've only ever browsed in their products to buy...silly me! Thanks again.

TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 5:03pm
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Oh be sure to spend some time checking them out. They have quite a few over there. icon_smile.gif

Glad I could help!

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