Brushed Embroidery...

Baking By tippyad Updated 12 Apr 2008 , 11:06am by misha35

tippyad Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 2:33pm
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I've looked for forums on this with no luck. How do you do this technique? I'm mainly interested in decorating the cake w/ a brushed embroidery hibiscus.


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kneadacookie Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 2:37pm
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you simply outline in royal and pull half the outline in to the center with a damp paintbrush

tippyad Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 2:46pm
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kneadacookie, what size tip do you recommend? Can it be done w/ BC?

tippyad Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:19pm
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jnoel Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:27pm
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I've only done it in the Wilton Class, but here's some info from their website:

KHalstead Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:27pm
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it can be done with bc......the size tip really depends on how big your flower will be...if you don't have a lot of room to pull icing to the center then you'll want a smaller tip..if you have room and need more icing to pull then use a bigger tip resulting in a fatter line = more icing to draw in to the center.....her e is one I did with all buttercream...I stuck the cake in the freezer for about 10 minutes before doing the brushed embroidery because I didn't have a crusting icing...but if yours crusts you'll probably be able to go ahead once it's good and crusted. here are some good instructions

KHalstead Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:30pm
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oh and that was a 9" round cake I believe and I used a tip #3 in case you're curious. It was all freehand which is why it's terrible, but I was just playin'

Onome Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:35pm
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Thanks KHalstead for sharing

kneadacookie Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:42pm
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sorry...i used a tip 3. we only did it in royal but yes bc is good too.

awolf24 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:54pm
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So you need to let the BC crust first? (or harden in the fridge a bit if it is non-crusting BC?) Hmmm...guess I wouldn't have done it that way, esp since you wouldn't let the RI harden of course...

any advice?

bakers2 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:56pm
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I think they're referring to the bottom layer hardening/crusting first before you try and brush on top of it.....

awolf24 Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 5:04pm
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icon_redface.gif That makes more sense! (duh......) Thanks! thumbs_up.gif

tippyad Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 11:09pm
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Thanks, y'all!!! thumbs_up.gif

DoniB Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:50am
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thanks for asking about this. I"ve been wanting to try brushed embroidery for awhile now, but haven't had the nerve. icon_razz.gif but there are some good links and info here. Great topic!

misha35 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 11:06am
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I think this is a beautiful technique & there are some very nice examples on this website too.
This is one i'd like to practice more but I'm not very good at the freehand drawing. I'm looking for a really nice flower cookie cutter cause I feel better about tracing than free-hand.

Good luck!!!!

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