I've never done scroll work on the side of a cake before. I'm planning on covering this cake in fondant and using RI to do the scroll work, but I'm not sure what to do after that . Does everyone just free hand it or do you all use some type of template or stencil? If templates are used, do you just do it on the counter and transfer onto the cake once it sets up? Which brings me to another question...since this is a round cake, if you do transfer it from a template, do you have to let it set up on the side of the same cake pan you used to bake it in so it has the same curve? Also, how do you get your scroll work pattern to match up where the end meets the beginning? UGH...so confused with sooooo many questions! Any advice is much appreciated - Thanks!
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3/25/10 at 2:57pm