joanneeland81 Posted 9 May 2013 , 2:19pm
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Hi everyone. Hope this post finds you all well.

I have been asked by a friend to decorate her wedding cake (I'm not making it). She wants something like this

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2384919/b-w-stripe-3-tier-8-x6-6-x6-4-x6-the-fondant-is-wrapped-around-each-tier-with-the-stripes-already-on-bows-half-fondant-and-gumpaste-tfl/sort/upload_time/

I'm not sure how to do a couple of things - firstly, I'm worried the stripes aren't going to be perfect when I cut them out - they sometime aren't exactly straight. I have a cutter but when I lift them to place them on the cake they stretch and there can be print marks on them.

I am also unsure how to place them on the cake in perfectly straight lines.

This cake is so simple, I have a feeling it's going to be difficult to get right.

Have any of you any suggestions on how I can get perfectly straight stripes on a cake perfectly straight?!?!? I'm worried the colour will bleed and I can't fix it!

Thanks so much in advance

Jo x

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NHQUEEN Posted 9 May 2013 , 2:24pm
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I saw this tutorial in the forums, can not remember which one (so much info on this site) hope it helps. I saved it as a pdf on my computer.

 

http://myplatters.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/how-to-make-horizontal-stripe-cake.html

ellavanilla Posted 9 May 2013 , 4:14pm
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ddaigle Posted 9 May 2013 , 4:18pm
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When I do stripes like you need....I first sprinkle powdered sugar on the area...then cut the strip...then sprinkle more powdered sugar on the strip I have cut.  Then I start at one end and roll it up.   Then take the roll to the cake and unroll...Never stretches that way.

mcaulir Posted 9 May 2013 , 11:14pm
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In that photo, the description says the stripes were already on the fondant and then the fondant wrapped around. Might be an option.

joanneeland81 Posted 23 May 2013 , 12:14pm
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Hi just wanted to say thanks for the replies.  The tutorials have been a great help!

cakefat Posted 23 May 2013 , 1:58pm
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http://www.the-crafty-penguin.com

 

Here's one more, a little different from the other tutorial, it's all one piece/sheet of fondant and then you size up the width of your stripes, if you want them wider.

kearniesue Posted 23 May 2013 , 3:19pm
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My life just got a WHOLE lot easier...  Thanks icon_smile.gif

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