Chevron Stripes

Decorating By molly_36 Updated 4 Feb 2013 , 5:54pm by SugarSweetCakeCo

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molly_36 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 7:26pm
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I apologize if this topic has been covered but I'm wondering the easiest way to do chevron stripes on the side of a cake. I'd like to use 3 different colors and different widths of stripes. If there has already been a thread, someone be kind enough to send me the link. I've seen some really great cakes with very clean stripes on here

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erin2345 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 7:42pm
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I believe it was Jessicakes (google it - she has a website) who did a great tutorial on how to get the stripes on the side of a the cake.

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molly_36 Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 2:39am
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I found it! Thank you for taking the time to help me out!!!

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kendra_83 Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 8:24pm
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I planned on using Jessicake's method and even printed out a template but luckily my Ateco diamond cutter set came in the mail in time for these two and I didn't have to cut every piece with my Xacto knife. Working with one strip of fondant at a time and keeping the rest covered with plastic wrap to avoid drying, I cut triangles, lining up the corners with the bottom of the strip, then did the same thing with the top of the strip. I brushed my cake with vodka and carefully transferred the strip to the turntable. Stretching too much will cause it to crack. You could add some tylose to your fondant or even use gum paste to give it more stretch. Starting in the middle, I pressed it onto the cake, wiggling it slightly to make sure it was lined up straight.

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SugarSweetCakeCo Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 5:54pm
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I also used Jessiecake's method, so easy! Makes the lines straight, no stretching the fondant our of shape :) I used it for this cake...

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