Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › How do I do this border?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do I do this border?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
How do you do the border like on the top of this cake? Also, what tip do you use? Anyone have a link to a tutorial for this?

Also, how can you make your buttercream silver? The writing & lines on the border look sliver.

Image
post #2 of 11
I'll like to know myself
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Reply
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Reply
post #3 of 11
post #4 of 11
This is overpiping. It's a classic technique. It has been showing up more lately.

It looks like they used a simple star tip for the first two layers and a simple round tip for the silver layer.

The slight ruffle look on the lower layer is by slowly moving the tip closer and away you get the ruffled look. Then pipe the flourish over that. The silver layer has obvious back-and-forth decorative piping on the top.

There are several cake decorating videos on You Tube that cover this. May not be called over piping there.
post #5 of 11
Thanks for that link, jeaner. I think that's an excellent starting point for this one. Seriously, does anyone know how to make RI silver? Do you just add luster dust or is there something else going on?
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marianna46

Thanks for that link, jeaner. I think that's an excellent starting point for this one. Seriously, does anyone know how to make RI silver? Do you just add luster dust or is there something else going on?



I know Duff makes a very metallic silver for air brushing, I wonder if you could use that and just cut out some water since it is a more runny consistancy. I'll have to try it
krumbledkakes.wordpress.com
Reply
krumbledkakes.wordpress.com
Reply
post #7 of 11
The tip is one of the fine cut open star tips, a regular star tip won't give such fine lines. It could be 199 363 or 364. The silver may be piping gel with silver dust, you can get it metallic because it is clear.
post #8 of 11
This is typical Mary Ford style decorating using the fine star tips, like the above posted mentioned, tips 199, 363, 364. You may find some of Marys books at the local library.
post #9 of 11
Thanks for the idea about the piping gel, eava - that sounds like it might just work!
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! This helped a lot! I practiced the border yesterday & it came out great. Wasn't as hard as I thought.
post #11 of 11
Good, now send us a photo of your finished cake - we're all dying to see how it comes out!
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: How Do I?
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › How do I do this border?