Brushed Embroidery

Decorating By sweetkim Updated 4 May 2008 , 4:23pm by confectioneista

sweetkim Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:14am
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icon_smile.gif What is brushed embroidery and how is it done? Is there a class on it? Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks !! icon_smile.gif

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CakeDiva73 Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:16am
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I believe it's done with royal icing and you do an outline. The first thing that comes to mind is a pansy and then you take a slightly damp (small) paintbrush and gently brush the insides of the outline directly to the center. It gives the effect of embroidery. Looks really cool and I would love to try it.

You might check You Tube for an online tutorial videos icon_smile.gif

vteventrider Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:28am
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I just looked it up in the Wilton's book and CakeDiva73 was right on the money. It looks beautiful and I know I have seen some gorgeous cakes on here with it. Let us know if you try it and how it comes out! Good luck!

KASCARLETT Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:37am
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Here is a link to how to do it. You wouldn't press hard with the cutters, just enough on the crusting buttercream to create a light outline and of course you could even freehand the design too! I guess it could be done with royal icing, but I've always done it with buttercream on crusted buttercream icing. I don't know if it can be done on fondant or not since the wilton website said it won't work on dry icing. I've never tried it.

I think the embroidery technique is so pretty!

confectioneista Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:49am
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Someone was just asking about this same thing earlier.

Yes, you can do it on fondant - it works best on it rather than bc. And using RI for the embroidery.

Just with RI you have to do the piping and then the brushing in small sections at a time as the RI will dry quickly. And as for your design outline, you can always pinprick the fondant so you know where to pipe.

Cakediva is right in how to do the technique. It's actually very easy to do, it just takes time to do.


lomikesa Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:19pm
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Brush lace is easy, I looked up the Wilton's instructions and practice a bit.

Here is the first cake I did with the brush lace technique.

confectioneista Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:43pm
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Very pretty cake - nicely done brushed embroidery Lomikesa!

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:52pm
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You can also do the brushed embroidery technique WITH fondant -- thin it out with piping gel to a piping consistency and brush out from there.

dragonflydreams Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

You can also do the brushed embroidery technique WITH fondant -- thin it out with piping gel to a piping consistency and brush out from there.

hey . . . good to know icon_biggrin.gif . . . thanx for the tip

confectioneista Posted 4 May 2008 , 4:23pm
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That's a cool idea - I'll have to give it a try, too!

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