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They add elegance and style to what would otherwise be an ordinary looking cake. then swags or stringwork. with the flowers. You also can use ready-made icing. . top decorations or writing added last. Shell Pattern and Borders The shell pattern is a basic and classic shape used for decorating. plus others. making an attractive border. Grocery store frosting is good for icing a cake. Usually bottom borders are piped first. (Make sure the cake is frosted and it has set first). royal icing and whipped cream. Buttercream frosting. but it is too thick for decorating. It can be piped repeatedly around the bottom or top. Wilton makes tubes of icing that accommodate metal tips and couplers. can be piped to make a shell shape. then top borders are added.
Place your other hand lightly against the bag to keep it steady. The tip should be slightly above the surface. . Now use a sheet of waxed or parchment paper as your practice surface. This is so you can pull the bag towards you. Positions: Hold the bag firmly at a 45-degree angle. Shell Pattern and Borders Shell Pattern: Insert a coupler base in your Reusable or and lock round Star Tip #21 onto it with your coupler ring. at 6:00 with the base of its twisted top between your thumb and forefinger.
Gradually relax your pressure as you lower the tip until it touches the surface. Shell Pattern and Borders Shell Pattern: Sequence A: Squeeze hard. . letting the icing fan out generously as it lifts the tip ² do not lift the bag.
to draw the shell to a point. without lifting it off the surface. Shell Pattern and Borders Shell Pattern: Sequence B: Stop pressure and pull the tip away. .
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start the end of your next shell so that the fanned end covers the tail of the preceding shell to form and even chain. Begin along the top edge of the cake (if you prefer to have a border there) and create a border that covers the edge all the way around. place cake on a turntable. repeatedly. described above. but with a larger star tip so it creates a thicker border that will give the cake balance and style. Shell Borders are made by creating shell shapes. To make decorating easier. . You'll want your buttercream icing to be of medium consistency. Use your best judgment to decide where your borders should be. To make a shell border. Shell Pattern and Borders Borders Piping a border the edges around the top and/or bottom of a frosted cake. Where you put them will depend on the cake's design and shape. Do the same along the bottom edge. will make it look finished and professional.
Add a little paste color with a toothpick 2. Use colour sparingly . Shell Pattern and Borders Borders 1. Colured icing.
Shell Pattern and Borders Borders 3. Burp the bag or get the air out 4. Bottom border is made from shells .
Make a star border around the top . Shell Pattern and Borders Borders 5. Lift Pastry Bag after every shell 6.
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