This tutorial will show you how to achieve perfectly straight vertical stripes on your cakes. You can use this technique with cakes, cupcakes, and petit fours. For fun you can even cut your stripes edges with a zig zag or a ruffle cutter.
First cut out a circle the same size as your cake using tracing paper. Lay the circle on a dividing mat to get even lines. Trace the lines according on how may stripes you want you cake to have. We choose 12 small stripes.
*TIP* If you do not have a dividing mat simply fold the circle of paper in half over and over until you have the desired amount of lines.
Lay the tracing paper circle on the top of your cake, making sure it is centered.
Line up your stripes of fondant with the lines on the paper (and the lines on the mat under your cake board if you followed the last tip). Cut them at the top and bottom then glue them on with icing, water, or vanilla extract.
Attach all of the stripes to the cake using this method. Add a border to finish it off.
*TIP*Add a plaque or bow to the top of the cake to hide the ends of the stripes.