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post #16 of 40

Very beautiful cake!!! Wow I love the piping done in black. I could never pull that off either. Practice, practice and more practice!!!! Good luck and be sure to post a picture of your cake. Don't get discouraged and pipe very slowly. I am sure if you set your mind on it you will do fine!!!

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. I could never pull that off either.

Yes you could. You said it yourself: practice, practice, practice!

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post #18 of 40

Probably not a good idea to take on a wedding cake like this when you are not at all familiar with the technique and are just now starting to practice... I would have attempted this technique before agreeing to take the order.

 

I suggest getting some lace doilies laminated, and trace your royal icing over the pattern. Good luck.

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post #19 of 40
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Probably not a good idea to take on a wedding cake like this when you are not at all familiar with the technique and are just now starting to practice... I would have attempted this technique before agreeing to take the order.

 

I suggest getting some lace doilies laminated, and trace your royal icing over the pattern. Good luck.

I agree, not a good idea to have taken the order. But Ducky316, that is a great idea! Maybe print a lace pattern you can find online, put some waxed paper over it and trace it. Once dry put it on the top of the cake. You could probably freehand the side part directly on the cake. It's not alot of piping. Good luck!

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post #20 of 40

You might also browse some string work tutorials online, might be helpful for the straight lines. Good luck! 

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post #21 of 40

if you stand over the cake so your piping arm is free from your shoulder down

 

and you can basically swing your arm across the cake

 

but of course your elbow is at about a right angle--bent

 

you are just guiding the piping out not drawing the piping on

 

then you just scootch yourself over by degrees to get the different stripes of piping laid down one after the other--or move the cake around on the turntable

 

it's not wrist action it's pivoting your arm

 

if that makes any sense


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post #22 of 40
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if you stand over the cake so your piping arm is free from your shoulder down

and you can basically swing your arm across the cake

but of course your elbow is at about a right angle--bent

you are just guiding the piping out not drawing the piping on

then you just scootch yourself over by degrees to get the different stripes of piping laid down one after the other--or move the cake around on the turntable

it's not wrist action it's pivoting your arm

if that makes any sense

 

 

but i mean you do stretch it a little--otherwise it will roll off

if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #23 of 40

I would just pipe this on with black buttercream. I would pipe the design on the sides of the cake first, (to me it looks like it has been done with varied sizes of plain tips) figure out my spacing, if needed  you could draw out your design on parchment, cut it out and apply it to the base with the pin prick method. I would pipe out a centre circle for the "flower" shape then pipe teardrop shaped petals around it with an arched "vine"  coming out to the right and varied sized teardrop "leaves".  Once i have all of the side patterns done I would then go back and fill in with the lattice stringwork. K8memphis is right it is not so much wrist action in applying the straight lines as it is your arm movement, also have the icing tip up and away from the cake surface so the the icing falls and flows down to the surface and you then direct it with your arm movements, of course you would bring the tip down closer to cake as you come to the end of a line to finish and break it off from the tip. Hope some of this makes sense and as others have suggested practice to get the feel of the piping, amount of pressure needed, thickness of icing etc..

post #24 of 40

I have done that design more times than I can count.   I have, not, however had to go over the top to the sides...that is piping....and she's very good at it.   I use a #2 top for that "fishnet" design.   Your butter cream will need to be very soft..add some caro...to get it to drape over nicely without breaking the "string work".   Good luck. 

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post #25 of 40

I am doing a similar pattern on the 23rd and Ive been practicing my piping for a week for at least an hour a day!  Good luck to you, Please post pictures when it's done!

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post #26 of 40

How is the cake coming along? Let us know.

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post #27 of 40

Yes, I'd like to see a picture also please.

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post #28 of 40

I was really hoping there was a picture here of the finished cake icon_sad.gif

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post #29 of 40
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hey everyone, i forgot to post this, but here is the finished product - i piped it all on :)  also i wanted to mention-for all the people who mentioned how much i should be practicing, this wasnt my first piping job as i do ALOT of wedding cakes 3-4 a weekend.  but this was one of my only black on white which is why i think i was so nervous and all the tiny lines.  it took quite awhile ( i think it was 3 hours of piping) but i think it turned out well :)

 

post #30 of 40
Excellent job! Beautiful cake!
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