How To Pipe The Border?

Decorating By whit6 Updated 27 Sep 2010 , 7:10am by Apti

whit6 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 6:29pm
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There is a border I have seen on some cakes that I love but I'm not sure how to do it, or what tip to use. It is small and flatter and almost tear drop looking in a way. I don;t know if anyone knows what I'm talking about...i'm sorry this is so vague but I'm having a hard time finding it because I don't know the name of the border or the tip used....I will search for a picture

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KJ62798 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 6:48pm
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Can you post a pic or a link? Hard to answer w/o something to see as an example.

Kristy

whit6 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 7:17pm
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I am searching fr a pic......one of those things where you see it a million times and now when I need it I can't find it anywhere

ycknits Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 7:40pm
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Use a round-tip, whatever size is appropriate to form the bead size that you want. Then sqeeze, and pull to the right as you release the pressure. Then start forming the next bead on the tail of the one you just formed. By pulling your bead to the left as you release pressure, you will form a tear-drop shape. Practice makes perfect :>)

whit6 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 8:02pm
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than you ycknits! I think I found the name of it......slug border? or snail border

zespri Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 12:14am
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snail trail?

ocfrank Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 6:41am
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Hey all...
Could this be what you are looking for, Laura from you tube uses this cool technique.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurapoopie/4371593835/

SugarMoon Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 7:18am
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If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, Edna De la Cruz uses this border often... and beautifully, of course. Check out her website if you'd like. it's designmeacake.com

allaboutcakeuk Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 9:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whit6

There is a border I have seen on some cakes that I love but I'm not sure how to do it, or what tip to use. It is small and flatter and almost tear drop looking in a way. I don;t know if anyone knows what I'm talking about...i'm sorry this is so vague but I'm having a hard time finding it because I don't know the name of the border or the tip used....I will search for a picture




Hi there it is called snails trail.. pipe a bead and drag the tip along a little way then squeeze again so that the next bead almost meets the last. You just need a plain round tip for this HTH

Apti Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 7:10am
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Oooh. that's a cool border. Auzzi, is that a good book? I didn't see any reviews on Amazon.com.

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