Episode 113: Shells and Borders

Instantly dress up any cake with simple shell patterns and borders. We begin with a Fleur De Lis cake that only appears to be difficult. Our second project uses the same shells and borders with the addition of fresh flowers for a quick design. Lastly, do an instant dress up on a loaf cake with this simple design tip.


Fleur de Lis Cake

Give your dessert a European flair with the impressive Fleur de Lis technique. This regal look is achieved by a trio of shells and reverse shells joined as one. Simply elegant.

Floral Flourish Cake

A cascade of silk flowers adds a delicate touch to this pretty shell and reverse shell border cake. The soft shade of pale green provides a lovely botanical background.

Petals of Peach Cake

See just how versatile the shell technique can be when different tips are used. Dainty shells are created for top and bottom borders using tip 17 and the bold, beautifully blossoming flower on cake top is created with the large star tip 4B, used to pipe shell petals and a center rosette.

Mocha Magic Cake

Varying shades of chocolate and diagonal rows of shells can transform a simple loaf cake into a spectacular dessert. Just comb the sides for a look that’s sure to receive rave reviews.

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.