I Hate Scrollwork!!!!

Decorating By jo_ann Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 1:46am by jo_ann

jo_ann Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 3:09pm
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That's all I have to say. icon_mad.gif
I'll post a picture later.


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jo_ann Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:42pm
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Woo hoo, this cake is finally done. The bride wanted this cake. It was so time consuming and my hand got so tired but I finally got it done. I do know I will charge more next time. The bride was there while I was setting it up and loved it. Said it was exactly what she wanted so I guess it was worth it.
Here's a pic, let me know what you think. Oops wouldn't let me attach it, it;s in my photos if you want to look. icon_biggrin.gif


danijus Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 10:09pm
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It came gorgeous.

kakeladi Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:44am
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Yep, know what you mean. When I have to do something like that I thin the b/cream w/some piping gel so it flows better.

floophs Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:52am
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It's a gorgeous cake! All your cakes are beautiful! Yes, I can see where your hand would be very sore after you were done.

jo_ann Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:58am
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Great tip kakeladi. I'll remember that in case I ever have to do another one like it.

jibbies Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:59am
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JoAnn--Thats beautiful!
Here's a similar one I did last fall
The scrollwork was on both front and back, so when you viewed it from the sides you could see a plain white V shape, very striking, or so many people told me!


YAYI95 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:02am
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the cake is soo pretty, i love the bling in the roses... thumbs_up.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:07am
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The cake is beautiful. I haven't done scrollwork, but know what you mean about killing your hands. I have carpal tunnel & hope no one ever requests scrollwork. After I did Elmo's fur for my dd's bday I was in my hand braces for a few weeks & my hands were always numb.

Again great job!

banba Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:21am
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Wow great cake. I totally admire decorators that do things that they don't enjoy doing, I don't have the "go" in me to take on something I don't enjoy so hats off to you and it was obviously worth it as your cake is beautiful!

jo_ann Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:46am
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Thank you everyone.

Jibbies, I have that cake saved to my favs. I absolutely love that cake. As much as I hate scroll work I have to say the effect is beautiful. My hat off to the decorators who do this kind of work. It definitely takes patience and a steady hand. LOL.

dandelion56602, I have carpal tunnel in my left hand, it kills me. I had the surgery for my right hand and no more pain or numbness. I was suppose to go back for my left hand but I can't afford another 6 weeks recovery time right now. I wear a brace on my hand at night or else I can't sleep but I find that it weakens my hand during the day.

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