Need Advice On This Please..............

Decorating By bashini Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 7:28pm by beachcakes

bashini Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:07pm
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Hi, I'm doing this wedding cake. It's a turqoise colour and gold scroll work. I posted a photo of that cake few weeks ago. Most of you may have seen it.

So today I made a dummy cake and posted a photo. Anyway I have attatched that photo here, for whoever hasn't seen it.

This is the first time I did scroll work. As you can see its NOT GOOD. The tip I used to do this is 2# tip. And I coloured them with gold colour and there are bits of gold on some place on the cake.

So I'm in need of advice on how to get this scroll work much better looking please..............

Thanks in advance.
LL

6 replies
Solecito Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:26pm
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You can try marking the pattern first using spomething like the Decorator Favorites Pattern Press Set from wilton and then piping.

julzs71 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:40pm
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I would try thinning your icing out and don't go slow. If you go slow it tends to not look as nice.

showersfamily4 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:54pm
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From the picture, the gold looks great. How did you color it? Before or after you piped?

FromScratch Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:57pm
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The only thing that's going to help is practice. You can try the pattern press, but I find that you go slow and it gets messy when you are trying to follow the pattern. Confidence is what you need. The quicker you go the better it looks. So practice practice practice... and do so on a vertical surface.. mixing bowls, cake pans, anything you can find.

SScakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 6:23pm
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I use the wilton press set for scrolls and it has helped me. Also, try using a no 1 tip. It really does make a huge difference. I do agree that you should move a little faster so you don't get the wiggly effect.....if that makes any sense.

I think the gold is looking nice....please share what you did to get the colour.

Good luck with your cake

beachcakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 7:28pm
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I've been told that the faster you go, the better the scrolls. Sounds counter-intuitive doesn't it? But it works somehow! Think of scrolls as C's and S's and use your whole arm instead of your wrist.

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