Stripes In Buttercream????

Decorating By Alery Updated 19 May 2010 , 12:09pm by debster

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Alery Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:25am
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I need help! I am definately better with fondant at this point than with buttercream, and stripes are getting the best of me. I am making a soccer cake for a friends kid and I was going to put the shirt stripes on the sides of the cake. The stripes would need to be at least 1" each, I'm thinking, alternating between light blue & dark blue vertically. I was thinking of doing the base coat in the light blue then placing the dark blue stripes on top, but how do you make them clean looking & smooth? Please help!

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prterrell Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:30am
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I would use a wide basketweave tip (there is one that is about 1" wide) turned so that the smooth side shows out. Then it's just piping it on.

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mbark Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:45am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

I would use a wide basketweave tip (there is one that is about 1" wide) turned so that the smooth side shows out. Then it's just piping it on.


I agree. Move your hand quickly so it doesn't ripple. good luck that sounds challenging.

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indydebi Posted 19 May 2010 , 6:51am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

I would use a wide basketweave tip (there is one that is about 1" wide) turned so that the smooth side shows out. Then it's just piping it on.


Here'a piano cake I did and made the black keys from buttercream, using this technique.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1168463

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Alery Posted 19 May 2010 , 11:51am
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I will try that, thanks for the help. Those piano keys look perfect, I hope I can get my stripes half that nice.

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debster Posted 19 May 2010 , 12:09pm
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Yep the good ole basketweave tip.

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