When To Add Borders To Sheet Cake?

Decorating By Ilovekitties Updated 6 Jun 2012 , 8:47am by nikhelneal

 Ilovekitties  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Ilovekitties Posted 5 Jun 2012 , 2:02pm
post #1 of 6

I'm new to cake decorating and I have a question: Should I decorate the top of the cake and add the borders last, or vice versa? I'm making my first decorated sheet cake for my daughter's birthday, and I'd like to avoid as many mistakes as possible! Thanks for your help! (I love this website!)

5 replies
 mhcl  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mhcl Posted 5 Jun 2012 , 2:10pm
post #2 of 6

I am by no means an expert on sheetcakes but I think do the borders last. That way you wouldn't have to worry about nicking them while decorating. Good luck and Happy Birthday to your daughter thumbs_up.gif

 MerlotCook  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
MerlotCook Posted 5 Jun 2012 , 2:16pm
post #3 of 6

I do mine last for the same reason. Also, if the design runs to the edge of the cake I don't have to worry about adjusting the border! This is a great website!

 Ilovekitties  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Ilovekitties Posted 5 Jun 2012 , 2:34pm
post #4 of 6

Thanks a lot!

 BlakesCakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
BlakesCakes Posted 5 Jun 2012 , 7:46pm
post #5 of 6

A general rule for cake decorating is to always go from the top, down--that way, you don't risk disturbing the work you've already completed. So, borders last.

Rae

 nikhelneal  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
nikhelneal Posted 6 Jun 2012 , 8:47am
post #6 of 6

i was trying to add borders in the midddle of the making... Failed and dint stay icon_sad.gif
Can u help me ?

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%