What Consistency Icing Works Best For The Sides Of A Cake?

Decorating By sunfish_dane Updated 1 Oct 2008 , 10:31pm by sunfish_dane

sunfish_dane Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 9:07pm
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I'm doing my first ever scrollwork cake, and I can't seem to get the consistency right! The picture is what I mean about scrollwork.

Any ideas/advice would be VERY appreciated!


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sunfish_dane Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 9:09pm
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It didn't work the first time

jammjenks Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 9:35pm
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This is a gorgeous cake! I personally like to use thinned bc for my scrollwork. The same consistency that you would pipe words with and I would probably use a #3 tip on this one. JMO

kakeladi Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 10:15pm
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A thin or med consistency b'cream should work just fine.
Rather than thin w/liquid, use piping gel OR Karo syrup. It will help give some stretch to the icing that will give you a smoother piped decoration.

sunfish_dane Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 10:31pm
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I just tried the Karo Syrup technique: I'd never heard of it before. IT'S GENIUS!

Thanks so much!

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