Is it just me or does anyone else have this problem, it is like my brain gets into a rut and I cannot imagine any type of freehand scrolling to do on a cake. I have those Wilton scroll press gadgets and to me they just do not look right, how do you come up with your scrollwork? Do you follow a template? Do you copy it off of something? Where can I find more patterns and templates, there are not many on here. Thanks so much. Sincerely, Veronica
Hi Veronica, I'm not good at free hand scroll works as well. I also use the Wilton scroll to imprint on the fondant and go over it with royal icing.
I only use two from the whole set.
I like freehand.. that way I am free to go any direction I want.
When I'm needing to do scrolls and I don't want just the S or C type I go looking around (search for scroll cake). That gets my brain jucies flowing Then I figure out the style I want to go with and I sketch out a few basic designs on paper. For me this is a must do cause I've found that when I don't know what I"m doing before I start that it has a BAD ending LOL
Then I just create some of those scrolls and then tweak them to make ones slightly different.
I do henna art as a hobby so that is my inspiration for all my scroll cakes. Infact i am making a dummy right now..will post when done!
Okay, but what if you just want a few scrolls? They need to be evenly spaced and same size. I tried the pin prick method and the paper stuck to the icing and gobbed it all up! Help!!
What I want to know is how you do the scrollwork to wear it doesn't look busy in one place and not in the other....
I'm going to post this in my own topic, but I thought I would post it here, too, in case anyone here knows... these are the scrolls I'd like to do (similar, anyway). The cake will be BC frosted. How should I try to do the scrolls? Actually, now that I'm looking closer, at first glance it looks like fondant, but I think it's actually a BC frosted cake. I got this picture from weddingonadime website.......