Any Advice For Making This Cake?

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mareg Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:26pm
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I'm making a 50th Anniversary cake soon and the "bride" wants her cake reproduced. The picture is a bit fuzzy and I think I can figure out the designs but the corners with icing going from top of the cake to bottom. Any ideas?????????????? or any other help would be GREAT! Thanks! thumbs_up.gif
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hvanaalst Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:40pm
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That is a lot of buttercream...so cute though that she wants to recreate her wedding cake. I think the corners look like just a spiral running vertically with a good sized star tip.

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mareg Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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Thats what I was thinking but not real sure.

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mamawrobin Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:45pm
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That is a lot of buttercream...so cute though that she wants to recreate her wedding cake. I think the corners look like just a spiral running vertically with a good sized star tip.




ditto thumbs_up.gif

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dessertschick Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:45pm
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There are a lot more expert people on this forum than me (for sure!), but it looks like the same piped pattern repeats on the 1st and 3rd tiers, and then again on the 2nd and 4th tiers. Kind of looks like the same star-ish tip was used for all the piping, so that should make it easier. What other sort of details are stumping you?

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jewels710 Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:49pm
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I would think that just as you do a border around the edge of a cake, you are doing the same thing except vertical instead.
Start at the top and work down.
Looks like a big star tip to me.

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mareg Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:52pm
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She says there are light green and pink rosettes on it. I cant see them. Maybe in the top layer? Too bad its not in color!

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BeanCountingBaker Posted 25 May 2010 , 5:05pm
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I think there might be a rosette at the top of each corner.

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CWR41 Posted 25 May 2010 , 5:09pm
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the corners with icing going from top of the cake to bottom. Any ideas??????????????




It starts at the bottom and goes toward the top. It's just a shell border that is piped with a slight "C"-shaped movement of your wrist, and it's built up on itself.

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mareg Posted 25 May 2010 , 6:20pm
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Thank you all!

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mareg Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:15am
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the corners with icing going from top of the cake to bottom. Any ideas??????????????



It starts at the bottom and goes toward the top. It's just a shell border that is piped with a slight "C"-shaped movement of your wrist, and it's built up on itself.






On on each layer or just one big movement from bottom to top? Thanks!

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Kitagrl Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:34am
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The rosettes look like they are on each corner, with two leaves sticking out from each rosette.

Lots of scrollwork and zig zag borders and corners, and swags from the top.

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CWR41 Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:39am
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the corners with icing going from top of the cake to bottom. Any ideas??????????????



It starts at the bottom and goes toward the top. It's just a shell border that is piped with a slight "C"-shaped movement of your wrist, and it's built up on itself.





On on each layer or just one big movement from bottom to top? Thanks!




I'm not quite sure I understand your question correctly, but I'll try to answer anyway and I hope I get it right...

Each corner appears to have five "C"-shaped shell borders moving upward vertically towards the next tier. Do five or whatever fits on each corner, then work on the next tier, and so on.

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mareg Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:42am
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Thanks CWR41 I get it. )

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marthajo1 Posted 26 May 2010 , 5:48pm
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I would find out as far as the colors and placement of the rosettes from her. It has been 50 years and you need to make the cake that she remembers.... not necessarily the cake in the pictures.... KWIM?

Can't wait to see your version!

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mareg Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:42pm
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Thanks Marthajo1. I did ask her and she is funny. She said whatever I did would be good. 50 years is a long time to remember details about her cake. lol I'll be making it this week and post some pictures. I need to get a big start tip too!

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mareg Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:07pm
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Any idea what number star tip to use for the corners??

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jqorso Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
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18 or 21 depending on how big you want it. I agree that it looks like a rope border with rosettes on the top corners.

Can't wait to see the final cake!

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mareg Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:28pm
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Cake is baked and ready to fill ... I never thought of the rope for the border..the shell with a curve looks good though. I practiced this week. Thanks all again!

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CBMom Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 6:10pm
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Can't wait to see it!!! icon_smile.gif

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mareg Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 5:24pm
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Heres the finished product. The couple was VERY happy and loved the taste too! icon_smile.gif Good day!
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biquette Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 5:55pm
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beautiful!

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thats2cute Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 6:11pm
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Beautiful job!! I think it looks gorgeous, and you did a great job of recreating her wedding cake! thumbs_up.gif

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mslesuer Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 6:18pm
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Awesome job! icon_biggrin.gif

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mareg Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 3:20pm
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Thanks the couple was very happy with it!

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au_decorator_76 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 3:29pm
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I absolutetly LOVE this!!!!! The cake you made is beautiful. I'm a very old fashioned person and what she had would be along the lines of what I would pick for my wedding cake and I'm in my early 30's. LOL. She sounds like a sweet lady and I'm sure she appreciates your hard work to make it perfect for her!

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gscout73 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 3:37pm
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You did an amazing job! Congrats!! thumbs_up.gif
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