Scroll Work

Decorating By shoup_family Updated 2 Apr 2007 , 5:56pm by summernoelle

shoup_family Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:08am
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I'm making my first wedding cake in 4 weeks. YAY! Well, hopefully yay. lol I want to put scroll work on the side but I want to do it so it looks really nice. How do you guys do it so it looks uniform and like my 3 year old didn't do it??

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crisseyann Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:11am
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I would use a scroll press and a VERY steady hand. My DD can scroll like, not at all. LOL Good luck.

Renaejrk Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:11am
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I would like an answer to this one too!!

arosstx Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:13am
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Depending on what you're wanting to do for scrollwork, Wilton has some scroll presses in different sizes that can be combined to make some really pretty and uniform scrolls. You just press them into the cake (lightly) and then "trace" them with your buttercream. Probably doing a search for "Wilton Design Press" will get you started online. Hope that helped.

LaSombra Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:19am
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Here's another vote for the scroll presses thumbs_up.gif

They look really nice...just remember what you learned in Wilton 1 about writing and you'll be fine.

Sugarbunz Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:25am
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I think practice is key, but I am so new at this. The first time I tried doing any kind of scroll my hands were so shaky, it was really horrid. Right now I will only do them on cakes I'm keeping home; but I find each time I do it I find it gets a little easier, I become more confident and my hands shake less. Tonight I actually looked at a freehand my own design scroll and said "Wow, that's really pretty!" Then I sliced it right off and ate it. icon_confused.gif

CarolAnn Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:30am
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What DID we learn in Wilton I about writing? Right off hand I can't remember. LOL

I love the look of scroll work I see on here. I want to do it soo bad. Really nice though. I'm getting some of the presses the next time I see them. I may buy both boxes since I couldn't decide between them last time.

And as for those of you out there who do such stinkin beautiful free hand scroll work!!!! UGH!! Well, I admire you and I'm jealous!! So there! But I'll be working on it. Ü

LaSombra Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 7:46am
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

What DID we learn in Wilton I about writing? Right off hand I can't remember. LOL

Well, use thinner consistency frosting and remember to touch at the beginning and keep the tip above the frosting all the way around so it's not shaky-looking...bigger tips are easier to use...I guess that's about it.

Crimsicle Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 1:23pm
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The next time I do scrolls, I'm going to make my own scroll presses out of cookie cutter metal so I can have a variety of shapes.

BaltimoreCoutureCakes Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:00pm
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On The Challenge one of the bakers put a stencil on the sides of the cake and iced royal icing on the cake and then pulled the stencil off and low and behold scroll work. For not so steady hands like mine this would works great. I'm trying with sample wedding cakes tonite. Fingers crossed. Not sure if this would work with BC.

summernoelle Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 4:44pm
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I saw the Challenge where the lady used the stencil, too. It looked pretty on TV, but do you guys think that would look as good in person? I am terrible at scrolling, so I am just wondering... icon_rolleyes.gif
On a different note, here is a scroll press I just found-pretty!

missyek Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 5:04pm
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I did scrolls on a wedding cake recently (in my pics) and used the press patterns from Wilton out of the two different pattern press sets. I used the small, medium and large C scrolls and vine scroll out of this set: and then used the S scroll out of this set: Then I just added my own embellishements to it. Definited use a thin icing and adding piping gel does help.

summernoelle Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 5:56pm
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Do you use royal icing, and if you do, what consistency is it, and how much piping gel do you use?

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