Fondant Border

Decorating By candacesmith Updated 11 May 2010 , 5:48pm by lecrn

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candacesmith Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:18am
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Recently, I've been asked to do a LOT of tiered zebra print cakes. I love doing them because they're fun and funky, but I get SO bored with the fondant ball border. What would you guys suggest as an alternative border? Anything creative?
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mamawrobin Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:06am
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Fondant ribbon to match whatever other colors you use on the cake. Do you have a clay extruder? I use my extruder to make borders. You can also make a flower border using the little flower cutters. That's really cute.

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:18am
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I've used my grass tip on several of my zebra cakes. Using black icing, it looks like fur! Just something different and easy

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candacesmith Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:20pm
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Thanks girls! I don't have a clay extruder, but that'll be next on my list! icon_smile.gif Thanks again!

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TexasSugar Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:28pm
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Fondant rope as a border?

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mamawrobin Posted 11 May 2010 , 4:56pm
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Fondant rope as a border?




One of the many options of borders I can make with the extruder.

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TexasSugar Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Fondant rope as a border?



One of the many options of borders I can make with the extruder.




Oh yes!

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tmac670 Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:04pm
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A braid is neat too. You can do one color or all three.

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Danielle1218 Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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I don't have a clay extruder, but I did buy a Play-Doh extuder at Kay-Bee toys for about $4 and that is what I use.

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lecrn Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:46pm
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I love my frill cutters!:
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18845&name=FMM%20Straight%20Frills%20Set%209-12

You can layer them, they're super easy to use, & they're not that expensive. You basically roll out a snake of fondant, roll to desired thinnest & width, cut with a ribbon cutter, cut with frill cutter, roll up, & stick around the border.

You could also do a simple fondant/real ribbon. You could add a gumpaste bow: sm one on ea tier or larger one on the bottom tier.

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lecrn Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:48pm
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I love my frill cutters!:
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18845&name=FMM%20Straight%20Frills%20Set%209-12

You can layer them, they're super easy to use, & they're not that expensive. You basically roll out a snake of fondant, roll to desired thinnest & width, cut with a ribbon cutter, cut with frill cutter, roll up, & stick around the border.

You could also do a simple fondant/real ribbon. You could add a gumpaste bow: sm one on ea tier or larger one on the bottom tier.

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