I still have trouble trimming the fondant on my cakes and getting it to look nice at the bottom. I usually just do a BC border to cover the flaws.
Are there anything other options that are just as quick that would look better? I dont' have time to make beads.
I always cover my cakes while they are sitting on a wide soup can or something on my turntable...that way I can cut the fondant with a knife flush with the bottom of the cake board.
If you have a clay extruder you can make a fondant rope to go around the bottom. Even if you don't, you can still roll out a "worm" of fondant like we did as kids with playdoh. If you use a fondant smoother or some other rigid flat object to roll instead of your hands it'll make the rope a lot more uniform.
Also first impressions makes some really nice rope border molds! Love those!
I've just bought a lace mould and cutter set, it's so easy to use and it looks great. Much easier than piping around the cake
Dstbni--Thanks for the hint on making a rope using a fondant smoother. I never thought of that, and it is SO hard to make uniform ropes using your hands. I don't have an extruder, and your tip should make it much easier! This is why I love CC!
Also look on u tube for piped Borders, some good and different ideas there. U can do a very simple snail trail - a narrow tip, bassicallu pipe a string of dots.