Hi all, I'm fairly new here, and I have a customer who is requesting a cake similar to this style for her daughter's first birthday. I've informed her I don't copy exact replicas, and I will do my own interpretation of the cake, but I realized the border on the bottom of the cake tiers, I can't even imagine how to do that! I've never seen one like that before, and I was wondering what the style is called and if anyone had any tips or links to tutorials on how to execute it. Thanks in advance to all those who help answer :)
Hi, i see it on her other cakes. It is also on top tier of this cake for border. Maybe it is tip 47, not using the serrated side. Just try that and see what it does. That is what i am seeing. Touch cake base, give good pressure, move down a liltte, stop pressure and then keep at this pace. It may not be, but i think it is. hth
That looks like a fondant border. It's like a roller tool (like a tiny ravioli cutter) left the impressions and then they cut a thin strip of it and placed it around the base of the cake.
Looks to me like a long thin roll of fondant placed around the bottom of the cake and then they took a small oval (or oval with pointed ends) tool of some sort and poked it every half inch or so, the pressing making the marks.
I'd make a long fondant roll in the size you need for the border, the go to work on it with a teaspoon. Press the spoon into the fondant every half inch or so and pull back with a bit of pressure. It would take some practice, but it is doable. It might also take some testing to get the right size and shape of spoon. After impressing the design I'd let it dry a bit on the table before moving it to the cake so as to avoid stretching and distortion of the pattern. HTH
To me ... and I am fairly new as well, this almost looks like ribbon insertion? Here is a youtube tutorial for it
Looks to me like its some form of stencil cut. If you look at cake, other parts look like she has used cutters or cricut machine to create those effects. She possibly did the same thing for the borders on both tiers.
Or since I don't own anything that resembles that, I would make a long fondant strip, Gently fold it under from the sides to give that roundish look allow it to dry slightly to hold the look, then cut strips and place on cake.
I bet it's a mold. I didn't look long enough to find it, but here is one that is kinda similar..
AI think it is a mold, probably a homemade one. You could make one with a fake rhinestone band, or just make a fondant strip, set it next to a ruler and every centimeter just make a small city in it with a wedge shaped cutting tool, then tap your spoon that cakeyouverymuch suggested along the edge between the cuts, and then switch sides.