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Advice on how to pipe this?

post #1 of 5
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Ive never done much free hand piping.. would this pattern be royal icing? Is there a technique here? Any advice would be awesome!

 

post #2 of 5
Very pretty. I would like to know that technique as well.
post #3 of 5
Check out the craftsy.com class modem piping
post #4 of 5

That looks like a stencil with royal icing to me...

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue

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post #5 of 5

I think that this scroll work was piped freehand. If you take a closer look at the pattern detail on each tier, its looks similar rather than identical - as would be the case if a stencil were used. My guess is that the piping was applied after the cake was stacked.

 

One way to approach this technique - is to use some tracing paper and a pencil. Draw an outline of the scroll work freehand or from an existing pattern, and then transfer to cake using a cake scriber or sharpe needle,

 

Using a plain No 1 tip and royal icing, pipe the outline, allow to dry and pipe over this again, gradually building it up - for a more defined scroll design. Apply more pressure at the tip of the scrolls. When piping the dots detail - use more or less pressure for size variation throughout the pattern detail

 

One final suggestion, if you could source a stencil with scrolls. Position stencil directly on cake and apply, using royal icing. Allow to dry and pipe over outline.

 

P.S Try Google for a scroll pattern - or another good source for inspiration would be from some wallpaper designs.

 

Hope this helps!

Margaret393

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