i think it could be done with a #1. I automatically thought of chocolate when i saw it. you could pipe it in chocolate too.
Possible w/ BC. Just make sure there are no air bubbles in it. That would be my worry. Very nice work.
Buttercream thinned with corn syrup or piping gel, maybe? It's worked for me before...
I'd have to agree with the PP's and say a #1. I have done similar designs before, and I used the same tip to get the fine detail. It certainly is a beautiful cake - have fun with it!
" but buttercream just seems like it would be too thick.... "
You can make your butter cream as thick or thin as you need it.... I would just use a small parchment bag... I think it gives more control with a tedious job like this.....
so just make it nice and thin with piping gel and use the parchment bag? Sounds like a plan to me..thanks guys! (I hope mine turns out as nice! )
JMO - I don't think it looks fine enough to be done with #1. It looks like #2 to me. Having never piped chocolate scrolls, it can certainly be done with thinned bc.
You could use royal icing too....personally I prefer to pipe with royal, especially when it's finer piping
it looks like chocolate to me. it's gorgeous. show us pics of your cake when you're done.