I finally took the time to look up a tutorial for HOW to do them. (And no, I don't want to talk about what my zebra stripes looked like before. A fellow cake decorator told me they looked like "stringy party streamers. Don't believe her? See, lookie here."
I also tried out a new technique I saw online, where you wrap tiny strips of fondant around straws for REAL party streamers. It worked out really well, if I do say so myself!
I also need to remember to buy a plaque cutter - I'm tired of cutting those buggers out by hand!