Help!! Need Elegant Valentine Border Idea!

Decorating By CrumblesConfections Updated 9 Feb 2009 , 5:55pm by kakeladi

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CrumblesConfections Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 10:31pm
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Hi all. I foolishly took on a cake job that was way over my head especially with this being Valentine week and all. I cannot come up with an idea for an elegant border. I don't want it to be too elaborate and time consuming because it will all be done the day before Valentine's Day. I was thinking a shell border but when I showed it to the person she really didn't care for it. I'm lost! Please help if you can. Thanks.

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prterrell Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 10:54pm
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Reverse Shell (basic and easy, but looks very nice)

You can take a plain shell border and make it look awesome by doing the following:
Pipe the shell border as normal, using tip 16
On top of the shells, using tip 14, pipe an elongated C with the open part facing inwards, starting at the middle of one shell, and ending at the middle of the next shell. Repeat until you have C's piped over the top of all the shells. Make sure each C is separate, do not pipe them connected in one long motion, pipe each one individually.
Pipe over the C's that you just made, using tip 4.
Pipe over the tip 4 C's, using tip 2.


EDTA pic.

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kakeladi Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 5:55pm
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This one is rather easy but looks complicated. I love Mary Ford's work (she's from the UK and has lots of books out)....this is a take-off of one of her cakes. Roughly 1/2 the cake has straight shells from a round tip (6?) Then a tip 3 line goes over the top of them. The other 1/2 of the cake uses "C" shells overpiped w/tip 2 c's.

Even star borders can look elegant:

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