I'm going to be doing scrollwork on a cake this weekend and was wondering how to go about it. It looks like RI but it is on a fondant cake and I didn't know if RI would work to pipe right onto BC (I use SMBC if it helps). Should I pipe it onto parchment and then move them onto the cake (BTW the scrollwork isn't super detailed. There is basically one row of scrolls around the middle of the cake) or should I pipe it with BC and hope it looks as good or will it work to pipe it straight onto the cake?
I have piped RI directly onto buttercream before and had no problems, but I wasn't doing scrollwork, it was just dots. But usually I pipe scrollwork on buttercream with buttcream and that works out fine.
I do almost all decorating w/b'cream. I do not use RI if there is anyway I can get away w/it
By 'scrollwork' I believe you mean thin line shapes such as 'c's done w/a small writing tip.....by all means that can & should be done w/b'cream.
I don't do anything in Royal icing. It dries too hard and to me, no aspect of a cake should be crunchy. I use swirl rubber stamps to get an imprint on my cakes and then pipe over it.
I never use RI for anything. I use the presses and pipe right on the cake, BC on BC.
Thanks so much ladies!