Brushed Embroidery

Decorating By AllyCake90 Updated 31 Jan 2009 , 12:09pm by alwayscake

AllyCake90 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 3:04pm
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I think that brushed embroidery is absolutely stunning.

That said, what materials does it require and how do you do it?

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ddaigle Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 3:19pm
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Here's the How To from wilton. Have fun! http://www.wilton.com/technique/Brush-embroidery

cupcakemkr Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 3:45pm
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here is a how to that seriouscakes did, she did buttercream on buttercream:




most that i've seen do royal on fondant

hope this helps some
if you google brushed embroidery cake you can find info on it.

Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:03pm
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ive never tried brush embrodiery, but i do love how it looks icon_smile.gif im thinking about trying it myself with some RI. defonately worth a try icon_smile.gif Think i may try it on some cookies before going up to a cake icon_smile.gif got a craving for something sugary!!! Need some good brushes though, the ones i bought from ebay (Food safe ones) Were terrible!! so will defo need good brushes icon_smile.gif

PurpleIcing Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakemkr

here is a how to that seriouscakes did, she did buttercream on buttercream:




most that i've seen do royal on fondant

hope this helps some
if you google brushed embroidery cake you can find info on it.





Is seriouscakes on this forum?

Thanks.

cupcakemkr Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleIcing

Is seriouscakes on this forum?

Thanks.




Yes she is. her screen name is actually Serious_Cakes

PurpleIcing Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cupcakemkr

Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleIcing

Is seriouscakes on this forum?

Thanks.



Yes she is. her screen name is actually Serious_Cakes





Thank you.

j-pal Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:37pm
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There are a few different ways to do brushed embroidery... you can do bc or ri on fondant, or bc or ri on buttercream. Working with royal icing is a little trickier because you won't have as much time to work it before it starts to crust. bc is a little more forgiving. You'll need some good brushes, water and a few paper towels.

You want to pipe the outline of your design a little heavier than you might normally. Work a small area at a time. For instance if you're doing flowers, you would probably work one petal at a time. Take a damp brush, (I usually dip it in water and then dab it onto a paper towel) and carefully touch it to the outline of your design and with slight pressure, pull some of the icing to the inside of your petal. You don't want to flatten the outline. You want to leave brush strokes in the icing. Work all the way around the edge of the petal, pulling to the center/base of the petal. When doing overlapping petals, always pipe the "back" ones first.

I hope this made sense! Here's one I did with just one row of petals.
LL

cupcakemkr Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 6:31pm
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That's a real beauty of a cake j-pal, thanks for sharing your tips!

AllyCake90 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 8:07pm
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Thank you all so much! all of these tips and demos were really helpful! I can't wait to get brushing, lol

Katie-Bug Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 9:26pm
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Just wanted to say "Thanks" for this post. I have a order coming up with brush embroidery an was going to have to ask for help.

Thanks! thumbs_up.gif

sweetflowers Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 10:30pm
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The trick to doing brushed embroidery with RI is to put a little piping gel into your royal. It brushes smoother and you have a longer working time.

Caths_Cakes Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 11:08am
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Whats piping gel?

alwayscake Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 12:09pm
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Piping gel is the decorating gel that used for writing on the cake or to get
the stained glass effect.

Another additional tip is to make sure you clean up your brush often
Do not hesitate to try the brush embroidery, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result of this simple method.

HTH
LL

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