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post #16 of 22
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@carmijok sorry for the confusion. This is for an 8" birthday cake. Not the same as the wedding cake. icon_smile.gif

@jenmat I think that is a fantastic idea! Thank you!!!

@DeniseNH That is another great idea. I could just make it into a stencil. Thank you!

For an 8" birthday cake, it would take you about twenty minutes to pipe it on. It will take a heck of a lot longer to make a stencil and transfer the pettern onto a cake.
post #17 of 22
I would print that sucker to scale, then set it under a 5"x8" (picture frame size, huh? thumbs_up.gif) piece of glass, then pipe over it in royal icing, on top of the glass. Once it dries, you impress the cake with it, then pipe over it. You can wrap the sides of your glass in masking tape do you don't cut yourself. Wash and reuse.
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post #18 of 22
Best to look at the pattern for the repeat, and plan around it, though!
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post #19 of 22

You can simply tell her you are not comfortable making this cake.  I've done that, telling them that it is beyond what I can do.  Just be honest with her, but don't tell her it's ugly ;)

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post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
So I have decide to do the cake. She wants gray and navy blue. So I will do the softest, lightest gray I can make and the navy blue. Cross my fingers it doesn't turn black.icon_biggrin.gif And then put a pretty little navy blue ribbon around the base. For the design, I am using part of @DeniseNH idea. I bought some tear drop cutter, but will lightly impress the cutters into the icing making the template on the cake. Then I will pip over the pattern on the cake. When you break it down to it being just scrolls and tear drops, it's not as difficult as I thought. Thank you everyone! I'll post a picture when I'm done. Fingers crossed.....
post #21 of 22
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Thanks everyone for your help! I promised I would post a picture of the cake. Here it is. I used different sized tear drop cutters and lights pressed it onto the frosting. Then went over it with piping detail.700
post #22 of 22
Came out really good. No need to get butterflies in your stomach. Bet you'll have a customer for life. Thanks for showing it to us.
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