sabbrina Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 3:46am
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Hello Everyone,

My daughter wants Strawberry Shortcake this year for her birthday. We looked though some of the cakes on Cake Central and she fell in love with the one that dreamcatcher3287 did for her "adopted" niece.

The icing on her cake looks textured and not smooth. I really think that textured look makes this cake look wonderful. The problem is... I have no idea how to get that effect.

I am posting dreamcatcher3287's cake below so you can see what I mean.

Can anyone tell me how to get that textured look on my daughters cake?

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Sabbrina
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Feefs Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 3:55am
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perhaps it was done with a stippling (sp?) brush... like you would use in painting? i've seen one used to make snow... am guessing this might be similar??
just a guess...

It is a stunning cake!

-- Fi

daltonam Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 4:04am
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PM dreamcatcher & ask, i bet that she/he would be willing to help you

me--i'm clueless--sorry

Zmama Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 4:28am
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I'm guessing sotas. What did she say?

7yyrt Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 4:48am
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dreamcatcher3287 only posted 3 times - Feb 18, 19 and 20th. I'd assume she's no longer here...
It looks like fine-tip sotas to me, too. Nice effect.

milosmami Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 5:33am
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what are sotas??? icon_redface.gif

ckdcr8r Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 5:39am
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Here is how to do it. http://www.wilton.com/decorating/basic/sotas.cfm
It is very easy, but make sure your icing is very thin (with piping gel) because you have to use a tip 1 and it is very tiny. You don't want to kill your hand! icon_lol.gif Basically, you just squeeze and let the icing fall in a random pattern. You can overlap it more than the example to get more of a texture.

nglez09 Posted 30 Nov 2006 , 5:45am
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It is a style of piping called sotas, but dreamcatcher made his/her's very closley together, but not with much overlap.

It's similar to cornelli lace, but you allow overlap in an uneven pattern. HTH.

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