Need Help Making Triple Borders

Decorating By charleezgal Updated 16 Jan 2011 , 6:02am by Crazboutcakes

charleezgal Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 5:36am
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I am making a sheet cake and want to make 3 strips or "outline" borders on the inside edge of the cake. Does that make sense? Like 1/2 inch dark pink and then 1/2 inch light pink and then 1/2 inch orange.

My question is, how do you make straight even lines and more importantly, how do I frost each border without smearing it into the next border color?

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CWR41 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 5:46am
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I'm not sure that I completely understand... do you have a photo of what you are going for? What tip are you using to make the border?

The icing plug technique might work for this with all three colors (or two colors with the 3rd color piped on top of the two), but the confusing part is that you want three 1/2 inch borders. It would be helpful to know what tip because you may need to pipe all three separately.

kakeladi Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 6:01am
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1st off 1/2" is rather wide. There are 2 or 3 tips that make stripes. Can't remember the numbers right off hand = I'm thinking like 42, 44? Just pipe each one side by side and there should not be a problem of smearing.

Crazboutcakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 6:02am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

I'm not sure that I completely understand... do you have a photo of what you are going for? What tip are you using to make the border?

The icing plug technique might work for this with all three colors (or two colors with the 3rd color piped on top of the two), but the confusing part is that you want three 1/2 inch borders. It would be helpful to know what tip because you may need to pipe all three separately.




I agree with the piping seperately, I think your just asking how to get 2 seperate straight lines I would use a ruler and make a small indentations where you need them and use that as your guide, that's if that was what you were asking... THT

Crazboutcakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 6:02am
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Originally Posted by CWR41

I'm not sure that I completely understand... do you have a photo of what you are going for? What tip are you using to make the border?

The icing plug technique might work for this with all three colors (or two colors with the 3rd color piped on top of the two), but the confusing part is that you want three 1/2 inch borders. It would be helpful to know what tip because you may need to pipe all three separately.



I agree with the piping seperately, I think your just asking how to get 2 seperate straight lines I would use a ruler and make a small indentations where you need them and use that as your guide, that's if that was what you were asking... THT



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