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how to pipe borders on cakes.. BESIDES the shell border...

post #1 of 20
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I have only one kind of border down for my cakes.. and that is the shell border.. It's getting pretty darn boring.. I am a self taught person.. SO if anyone has directions PLEASE send them my way... I really want to learn this:
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You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
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post #2 of 20
The border used on the top edge of this cake is a reverse shell border. It is done with the same tip used for a shell border. Instead of piping a small hump and pulling straight start just like you would for a shell and come over the top to the left and down like you would end a shell. then on the next shell do the oposite come over the top to the right.
Does this make sense? It's kind of like a little C motion and then pull down.
post #3 of 20
The reverse shell is a very easy border...once you get the hang of it. I practiced it over & over on some wax paper until I got it...lol. I've even done it with the plain round tips...looks great. Sometimes I trace over it with a tip 2 in a coordinating color, or do another one on top of it but with a smaller version of the same kind of tip...or add dots to the center of the little swirl part of it.
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post #4 of 20
You can do the shell montion with different tips ,to vary the look of it. If you use a round tip it will give you what htey call the bead boarder. I've also seen the leaf tip used with the shell motion.

If you have a Wilton Yearbook, look in the center section and you will see some directions for different boarders as well. icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 20
You can try a bead border. They look very clean and contemporary. I've seen alot of cakes with them, and there are directions in the Wilton book as well.

I stumbled across this website that has some really nice cakes with great borders. Hope this helps.

http://www.caremscakes.com/cakes/

Angie
post #6 of 20
how about a triple reverse shell, i love this one. or a scalloped zig-zag can look real nice. a zigzag done with tip 67 is nice too.
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post #7 of 20
Ooooohhhh....very pretty! I'll have to try that one out! icon_lol.gif Thanks, sweetcakes! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 20
I love the triple reverse shell! Really pretty!
post #9 of 20
Sweetcakes, that is a very pretty cake!
post #10 of 20
Thanks sweetcakes for sharing...very pretty cake.
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post #11 of 20
I love doing the rope border~ Just "S" going in & out of each other. Ntertayneme taught me & Misdawn, BooBoo the reverse shell border. The way she showed us was cursive "L's". Just start doing cursive L & you'll figure it out. I could never figure it out in Wilton class. Just practice & practice & you'll figure it out.

Sweetcakes, I do love that border too!
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post #12 of 20
You could do rosettes, leaves, bead, stars. There are some books out there that have all kinds of different border ideas.
post #13 of 20
Rope borders are super easy and neat too. I don't know how to add a link so if someone can help.......???
post #14 of 20
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LOOK I DID IT!! My first reverse shell border!!!! I'm so excited!!!
LL
A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #15 of 20
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!
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