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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi, could someone please describe how to cover a cake with 2 colour stripes?  I neeed to make a cake covered in yellow and brown stripes and found that fondant stripes easily get out of shape.  Any practical tips?  I would be very grateful for any help!  many thanks!

post #2 of 13
Fondant or buttercream your whole cake, making sure the sides are perfectly straight, then measure the side to see how tall it is. You'll want a piece of acetate about 1/3 the circumference of your cake, and as tall as your cake. Lightly grease your acetate with solis shortening.

You then cut your stripes out of 2 colors of fondant, and let them dry and harden a bit before you lift them, and line them up on your acetate. Roll over your acetate lightly with a rolling pin, to make them flush and trim the edges if need be. Lightly moisten the stripes or cake sides with water, or shortening, then slap it on, position and peel the acetate.

Helps if your cake is firm, refrigerated for an hour, or frozen for 20 minutes.


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post #3 of 13
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Thank you very much, I will practice that.  Letting the stripes harden a bit is a great idea, I am always too scared to let it dry.  I need this cake in mid-September, have plenty of time to practice. :)
 

post #4 of 13

Anna,  Where do you get your acetate sheets?  I don't have a cake decorating store except Michael's and they don't even know what I'm talking about - ugh!

 

I have also used this technique with wax paper and shortening.  I like the idea of acetate.

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post #5 of 13

I didn't even know about acetate. So ya like jwinslow said where do you get it and what is the difference or benefit vs wax paper? TIA
 

post #6 of 13
Ok, I'm lame. When the stripes are large enough, I just roll out & culture the stripes. I make them nice & crisp straight on the bottom. I leave about 1/4" extra. I line it straight in the buttercream them trim with scissors or exacto. I only break out the acetate or wax paper for tiny lines like that seersucker.

All the cakes in my gallery (except seersucker) were just lined right up on buttercream.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #7 of 13

Same here. :)
 

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Ok, I'm lame. When the stripes are large enough, I just roll out & culture the stripes. I make them nice & crisp straight on the bottom. I leave about 1/4" extra. I line it straight in the buttercream them trim with scissors or exacto. I only break out the acetate or wax paper for tiny lines like that seersucker.

All the cakes in my gallery (except seersucker) were just lined right up on buttercream.


I was wondering about your seersucker - one of my favs!

 

I have such a tendency to make straight lines go off to one side (like me - haha)  Until I become more confident in doing straight things straight, I use a pattern that I've created on the computer. 

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post #9 of 13
I had a family reunion today, so I haven't been on here, sorry!

I reuse the acetate that my icing images frosting sheets come on icon_wink.gif I use them to make stencils and to apply fondant ribbon and as masks, too.

If and when I run out, I get it at hobby lobby.

I think it's better than waxed paper because you don't have to throw it away, and you can keep templates for next time, plus it is stiffer and completely moisture proof. I lined up some really fine stripes on waxed paper and picked it up and in the course of flopping it around, I ripped it!

I just hand apply larger stripes, too.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I reuse the acetate that my icing images frosting sheets come on icon_wink.gif

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #11 of 13

Ah ha. Thanks Anna

How does it compare to freezer paper? I've read ppl using this for fondant.
 

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I had a family reunion today, so I haven't been on here, sorry!

I reuse the acetate that my icing images frosting sheets come on icon_wink.gif I use them to make stencils and to apply fondant ribbon and as masks, too.

If and when I run out, I get it at hobby lobby.

I think it's better than waxed paper because you don't have to throw it away, and you can keep templates for next time, plus it is stiffer and completely moisture proof. I lined up some really fine stripes on waxed paper and picked it up and in the course of flopping it around, I ripped it!

I just hand apply larger stripes, too.

Anna,

 

Where in Hobby Lobby do you find the acetate sheets? I went there today, and three employees were not able to help me and had no idea what I was talking about.  I had someone from the "arts" area, scrapbooking and Wilton area all asking each other did they know was acetate sheets were.  They were very nice and tried to be helpful, but just had no idea what I was asking about.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I had a family reunion today, so I haven't been on here, sorry!

I reuse the acetate that my icing images frosting sheets come on icon_wink.gif I use them to make stencils and to apply fondant ribbon and as masks, too.

If and when I run out, I get it at hobby lobby.

I think it's better than waxed paper because you don't have to throw it away, and you can keep templates for next time, plus it is stiffer and completely moisture proof. I lined up some really fine stripes on waxed paper and picked it up and in the course of flopping it around, I ripped it!

I just hand apply larger stripes, too.

 

I read that to mean she only gets them with the Frosting images...but maybe not???
 

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