Mikel79 Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 7:53pm
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AHi cakers!

What is the secret?!

Buttercream iced round cake.

I want to place a horizontal fondant strip directlly around the middle of the cake. I want it 100% straight and even. I can't do it!

I have seen countles bc iced cakes, especially tierd cakes, with a horizontal strip that is so straight and even!

How is it done?

;-)

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Vista Posted 7 Jun 2013 , 8:09pm
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https://www.facebook.com/notes/royal-bakery/horizontal-stripes-tutorial/464123946942244

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 12:11am
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AMark exactly where it needs to go. Either use a ruler/tape or Wilton makes a tool to use for marking.

cherrycakes Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 12:14am
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There's a great class available on Craftsy by Jessica Harris that you should check out. She has a great wax paper method for applying horizontal stripes.

Mikel79 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 2:42pm
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Thanks for the input!

 

=)

SourLemonz Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 6:27pm
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AI definitely recommend the Crafty class by Jessica Harris! Her wax paper method is so simple, but I never would have thought of it. :)

matthewkyrankelly Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 7:22pm
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If you use a crusting buttercream, you simply apply a double strip around the cake and remove the bottom strip.

 

If I wanted a 1 inch strip placed 2 inches above the bottom, I would first cut a 3 inch strip.  Then cut it into a 2inch and a 3inch piece without separating them.  Wrap them around the cake together and pull the lower strip away.  It works best if you use a piece of parchment to move the fondant.

Mikel79 Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 12:19am
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Original message sent by matthewkyrankelly

If you use a crusting buttercream, you simply apply a double strip around the cake and remove the bottom strip.

If I wanted a 1 inch strip placed 2 inches above the bottom, I would first cut a 3 inch strip.  Then cut it into a 2inch and a 3inch piece without separating them.  Wrap them around the cake together and pull the lower strip away.  It works best if you use a piece of parchment to move the fondant.

How are removing the fondant withoutt messing with the icing? I use a crusting bc, but aplplying the amount of fondant suggested then removing sounds like it might mess witth the icing? Not sure how the parchment plays, can u elaborate? Thanks for the input.

suzied Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 3:38am
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Buy a hemmer from the 2$ shop. it has markings on it with a a piece protruding. set it to the desired height and run it along the cake, gently.  cut yr strip of fondant, dust with corn starch on top, so that it wont adhere, and lightly roll it. place it on the line that you have marked on the cake (start from the rear) and gently unroll   it along theline and press on to the cake (before unrolling, wet a paint brush and run along the marking)

Mikel79 Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 11:57am
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Buy a hemmer from the 2$ shop. it has markings on it with a a piece protruding. set it to the desired height and run it along the cake, gently.  cut yr strip of fondant, dust with corn starch on top, so that it wont adhere, and lightly roll it. place it on the line that you have marked on the cake (start from the rear) and gently unroll   it along theline and press on to the cake (before unrolling, wet a paint brush and run along the marking)

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Thx!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 12:01pm

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Buy a hemmer from the 2$ shop.

LOVE my hemmer! I also use it for measuring length of legs for SPS.

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