Need Some Cake Border Ideas. Pics And Links Please! :)

Decorating By GenGen Updated 23 May 2010 , 7:26pm by Lyndseyb52

GenGen Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:21am
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THANK YOU!

I'm gearing up this week to do the cake for the graduating party that my son happens to be graduating in also.

my thought is to do a cake inspired by cakesbyleila : http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1677921

using 10 in rounds for the 3 individual round bases, and 14" round torted (with an extra just in case) our school's mascot is http://home.comcast.net/~ohsclassof84/maniac.jpg so i'm going to attempt this weekend a 3d version with gumpaste (and a wire/dowel support)

the cakes will - i hope- be fondant (mmf) covered- most of them with a wasc base and or variation in white mmf and the top large one in blue (or vice versa)

last year the cake they had - had the students names piped on and I think i can do that with the 3 rounds in a shade that doesn't stand out so much as to draw away from the simple look of the cake. i'm thinking grey since the main colors are royal blue and white..

I also plan to have behind said mascot with fondant stars and the 2010 on wires as seen in many celebratory cakes. (example by Geechigirl- http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1681983 )


what i really want to do is have a nice border. i tend to stick with round hand rolled fondant balls or twisted rope (colored etc as needed) and i dont have a problem with using these.. but something in me wants to create that little bit of wow factor with a nice border. icon_smile.gif buttercream is fine. fondant too if not too complicated icon_smile.gif

Many Many thanks for your help!

4 replies
Tellis12 Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:21am
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This is one of my favorite border threads. There are tons of them in here. Good luck! http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-581820.html

GenGen Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:38am
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oh thank you. i did try to do a search in the forums and gallery but didn't have much luck.

poohsmomma Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:17pm
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I was going to recommend that border thread, too. Have it bookmarked, but haven't gotten to practice as many of those as I would like.

Good luck with the cake. Love your design ideas.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 23 May 2010 , 7:26pm
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This is the easiest and most effective border I've done for the little work involved.

It's a mold, it comes with 3 patterns and a cutter to get the edges neat.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1609888

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