Have you ever had a problem lining up your cake side designs or trims, especially if they are supposed to be on a straight line? At times when I do them, I think they are going straight but when I step away and look back, it turns into an OH NO! What do I do now situation.
I don’t have to deal with that problem anymore. I can use the new Cake Marker to help make straight guide lines on the cake sides to follow.
With the cake marker, you can adjust one, two or three marker pins to height/heights needed. The marker pins snap on and off, and are easy to remove if all are not needed. (Or you can just raise the markers above the cake if they are not being used.) The marker base has 1/4” increments to adjust the marker pins. The measurement starts at one inch and continues each 1/4” until six inches high.
If possible, you should mark your iced cake before it’s placed on your larger cake base board or cake plate. The marking pins extend out 3/4”, so if your cake base is larger than 3/4” around the cake, the pins will not touch the side of the cake.
To use, just slide the marking pins to desired height/heights. Keeping the base flat, just move it, sliding around your cake, with the pins just touching the icing and not digging into the cake itself. You don’t want to dig up any crumbs! Wipe off any icing build-up on the points as needed so it doesn’t make a thicker mark than needed.
If you line up two marking pins together, you can mark a 1/2” wide band on the cake side, as shown in the picture. You can adjust the marking pins for various widths to embellish your cake sides, whether it’s a fondant or buttercream cake. This will help for trims that are wrapped around the center of the cake to embellish it, especially good for ribbon placement.
So Make your Mark – and make it easier to achieve those straight line cake side trims.