Britterfly Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 3:30pm
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How do you do the border like on the top of this cake? Also, what tip do you use? Anyone have a link to a tutorial for this?

Also, how can you make your buttercream silver? The writing & lines on the border look sliver.

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solascakes Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 3:48pm
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I'll like to know myself

jeaner Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 4:02pm
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Will this help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-4LtQYgX-s&feature=related

matthewkyrankelly Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 4:05pm
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This is overpiping. It's a classic technique. It has been showing up more lately.

It looks like they used a simple star tip for the first two layers and a simple round tip for the silver layer.

The slight ruffle look on the lower layer is by slowly moving the tip closer and away you get the ruffled look. Then pipe the flourish over that. The silver layer has obvious back-and-forth decorative piping on the top.

There are several cake decorating videos on You Tube that cover this. May not be called over piping there.

Marianna46 Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 4:13pm
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Thanks for that link, jeaner. I think that's an excellent starting point for this one. Seriously, does anyone know how to make RI silver? Do you just add luster dust or is there something else going on?

krumbledkakes Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by Marianna46

Thanks for that link, jeaner. I think that's an excellent starting point for this one. Seriously, does anyone know how to make RI silver? Do you just add luster dust or is there something else going on?




I know Duff makes a very metallic silver for air brushing, I wonder if you could use that and just cut out some water since it is a more runny consistancy. I'll have to try it

eava Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 10:40pm
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The tip is one of the fine cut open star tips, a regular star tip won't give such fine lines. It could be 199 363 or 364. The silver may be piping gel with silver dust, you can get it metallic because it is clear.

sweetcakes Posted 25 Mar 2012 , 4:03am
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This is typical Mary Ford style decorating using the fine star tips, like the above posted mentioned, tips 199, 363, 364. You may find some of Marys books at the local library.

Marianna46 Posted 25 Mar 2012 , 4:48am
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Thanks for the idea about the piping gel, eava - that sounds like it might just work!

Britterfly Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 2:33pm

Thanks everyone! This helped a lot! I practiced the border yesterday & it came out great. Wasn't as hard as I thought.

Marianna46 Posted 27 Mar 2012 , 2:50pm

Good, now send us a photo of your finished cake - we're all dying to see how it comes out!

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