There are many decorating techniques you can use to create your cake
Each design adds a unique design to finish off your design. Here are
10 of our favorite.
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10 Favorite Cake Border Ideas
This is a simple design that is used a lot in decorating. It can be
used on the bottom and top of the cake such as this picture but
looks great on the bottom alone. We have a video tutorial on how
to make a shell border.
Piping stars are one of the most popular techniques in decorating.
Using stars for
a border makes a fun design. You can also add a edible decoration in
the middle of the star or pipe a dot for added definition.
You can pipe big
dots around the bottom of the cake for a border using tip #5
or #6 tip. To make smaller dots try tip #3 or #4.
233 around the border can make a grass effect. This tip works
great for theme cakes. The instruction page has a video tutorial on
how to use this tip.
Roll pieces of fondant
into balls. Use colors to match your cake and make sure your sizes
of balls are consistent with each other. A fun and popular design.
A strip of fondant is added to the bottom of the cake for a border.
You can also embellish the strip with designs or patterns. If
you'd rather not use fondant, use real ribbon as a border.
Using rolled fondant, you can twist into a rope and add around the
border of your cake.
Twisted Rope Border
Using two different colors roll pieces of fondant into ropes. Twist
colors together and add to bottom of cake.
Shapes and Edible Decorations
Simple decorations can be added around the bottom to finish off the
cake such as edible
flowers, different shapes cut out of fondant, etc.