Brush Embroidery?????

Decorating By Florimbio Updated 27 May 2008 , 1:34pm by Petit-four

Florimbio Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:26am
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Ok..I have never done this..I have been searching the web. Some say to do this with royal icing some say with buttercream???

Which one do I use? Does one work better than another?


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Chrisl121070 Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:40am
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we learned in class to use buttercream and I thought it was pretty easy. I've never done it with royal.

tlreetz Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:47am
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It's very easy and beautiful! You mix buttercream with a bit of piping gel. them outline your design and brush inward with a soft dry brush. Try adding luster dust to your mixture for a fantastic effect!!

TooMuchCake Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:20am
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I do it in buttercream on buttercream cakes (use some piping gel to make it "brush" more easily) and use royal icing on fondant cakes. I love the look of it and do it often.


flowermom Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by Chrisl121070

we learned in class to use buttercream and I thought it was pretty easy. I've never done it with royal.

So did I, I hadn't thought about doing it with royal icing. I didn't even know you could add piping gel. I will have try those both!


alwayscake Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:41am
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Yes, give it a try. I did them with royal icing, I was surprised with the result. Make sure you keep clean up your brush.

tonedna Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:43am
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You can do it in both..Royal Icing or buttercream. In royal icing you can add layers of colors a little bit easier than buttercream. But if you are staying with one color ..buttercream works great
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Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:53am
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Okay, so if you use RI, do you also add a touch of piping gel? I'm a bit confused.

tonedna Posted 26 May 2008 , 2:56am
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I dont..but I guess it depends on the quality of your RI

TooMuchCake Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:12am
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I don't add anything to the RI.


alwayscake Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:23am
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My teacher told me a little bit of gel will prevent the royal icing go hard too quickly. You pipe in a section and 'brush' them, if too hard it won't be any good.

Cakechick123 Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:54pm
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I did a workshop on brush embroidery last week. We piped the outline in RI, dipped the brush in piping jelly and then brushed the icing inwards. The instructor said the piping jelly was just to make the icing brush better. Here are the two examples I made


flowermom Posted 26 May 2008 , 6:50pm
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Those are beautiful! Thanks for posting your pictures and instructions. What did you use to make the outline, a cutter or did you do that freehand?


penguinprincess Posted 26 May 2008 , 10:25pm
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Those are stunning!!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:45am
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Riana, those are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks all for the info re: the use of piping gel with RI.

One of these days I'm going to definitely have to give that a try, but right now I'm still recovering from my last few cakes, including my TD cake.

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Cakechick123 Posted 27 May 2008 , 6:08am
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thanks icon_smile.gif
Flower mom, it is a cutter that is pressed lightly onto the surface. The rose one is a patchwork cutter

Petit-four Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:34pm
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Florimbio - thanks for starting this thread, and Riana, those are such beautiful examples!

Between the words and images, I hope to try this soon. Thank you to all.

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