Decorating By aandecakedesign Updated 22 Jul 2008 , 11:41pm by aandecakedesign

aandecakedesign Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:18pm
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What is the best way to do ferns on a cake. I have a Bride who showed me a picture with fern and accorns on it. (not too pretty) What is the technique if I use butter cream? Is there another way?

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gr8_seamstress Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:06pm
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Bet she got that picture from the Martha Stewart Wedding book.
I would experiment with brush embroidery. It can be done on buttercream.

tiggy2 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:48pm
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There is a very small leaf tip used for that but I don't remember the # of it and I'm at work so I can't look.

aandecakedesign Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 8:11am
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Thanks. She got the idea from a wedding mag. I have the MS book. Will have to look and see if its the same picture. Ive never done brush embroidery. Is it easy?

gr8_seamstress Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:12am
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Brush embroidery is not difficult. You may want to practice a little. I think it gives a very elegant look to cakes.
Basicly you outline your pattern, then with a damp brush "pull" the outline in. You need to be careful not to disturb the outside of the outline.

leah_s Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 7:39am
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I've done ferns a couple of times with a #1 tip. Lots of little lines, but it looks pretty.

aandecakedesign Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:12am
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do you have pics?

aandecakedesign Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:17am
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never mind I found them on the web. Your cakes are beautiful.

applemint_jackie Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:34am
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hi..i remember seeing a 'fern' cake..will look for u.

applemint_jackie Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:37am
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aandecakedesign Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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Thank you. The cake that the lady wants is a martha stewart.

leah_s Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 1:28pm
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here's what I was talking about

Malakin Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 8:38pm
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I did the gumpaste ferns from MS book by Wendy Kromer but I didn't add the RI leaves. It was pretty easy.

applemint_jackie Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:29am
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there's a fern cake pic i would like to show, but how do i attach pic under my post? im not a comp wizard, so, pls, make it simple and easy. thnk u.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:59am
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To attach a picture to a reply, all you do is type in whatever your reply is. Then scroll down to where it says add attachment, click there. All you do from there is type in where your pictures are saved (mine is my pictures) click on the one you want to attach then click open. (If the picture is too large it will prompt you to resize it.) If it's not too large it should upload it to your post.
If you need resizing instructions let me know.
Hope this helps.

applemint_jackie Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 7:40am
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ok..that sounds easy..will try out. thnk u.

applemint_jackie Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 7:51am
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ok, now..i cant copy the cake pic, doesnt allow me. its ok, but this is the link


then go to 'elegant wedding cakes' and scroll down to see the cakes. one of it is fern cake.
hope i helped.

aandecakedesign Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:41pm
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Thank you, If she goes with me I will post picture.

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