Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 7:43am
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AHi ladies I'm wondering if anyone has done a vertical line cake similar to this:

http://www.couturecupcakes.com.au/2013/03/alyssas-1st-birthday.html?m=0

And if so how you did it? My first thought was to use a ruler or something to indent the lines into the fondant after it's been applied to the cake, would this work or just tear through th fondant? Does anyone have any tips on getting perfectly straight even lines?

Thanks in advance! Ellie

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sweettreatsbysandra Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 9:07am
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i think an extruder has been used... there's a shape that's round on one side and flat on the other. hope this helps!

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 9:33am
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AThanks for the tip! I never even thought of that! Hopefully I can find a cheap extruder! (that actually works)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 11:16am
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AMy favorite I the green makins wxtruder. You can find it for $20-30

matthewkyrankelly Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 12:12pm
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The site indicated that they are strips of fondant.  One way to make this would be to cut a wide piece of fondant to wrap around the cake.  Then, attach all of your strips to the fondant while it is flat on the table.  This would allow you to arrange them perfectly.  Then attach the whole thing to the cake.  Cover the seam with the last strip.

Rosie331 Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 2:05pm
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Jessica Harris has a wonderful tutorial on Craftsy that details the wax paper transfer method of applying stripes (or any other graphic design) to fondant.  It's a very easy and straightforward method that produces perfect results.  Check it out!

paulstonia Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by Rosie331 

Jessica Harris has a wonderful tutorial on Craftsy that details the wax paper transfer method of applying stripes (or any other graphic design) to fondant.  It's a very easy and straightforward method that produces perfect results.  Check it out!

This sounds like the best way, so you don't have a double layer of fondant on the cake.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 3:28pm
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http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.ca/2011/07/maddies-fashion-birthday-cake.html

 

On her blog Jessica Harris shows how to use waxed paper to apply this sort of design.

 

And YES the Makin's extruder is the way to go. 

AZCouture Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 4:10pm
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