Scroll Work On The Side Of A Cake

Decorating By marlain Updated 6 Apr 2009 , 7:30pm by juleebug

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marlain Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 4:39pm
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I was asked to do a cake with gold scroll on the side and for the ribbon. What I need to know is if the scroll can be done in gold and how?

The cake looks like its in Buttercream but i could be wrong while the Ribbon looks like fondant or gum paste. Tried loading picture but CC does not accept extension doc.

Any advise anyone??

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CakeMommy3 Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 5:39pm
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Check out the 5 tier red cake with gold scrolls in my gallery. I tinted royal icing golden yellow, piped it on the cake using a scroll press to mark indentations (I don't trust my freehand at 3 am icon_smile.gif ) and after it crusted over for a bit, I went back and painted it with gold luster dust mixed with a bit of vodka to make a nice paint. It's kinda hard to see in the pic, but it was gold. It could have been a little more gold if I mixed the dust thicker, but it still looked really good.

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cylstrial Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 1:20am
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And Americolor has a "gold" gel food color that you can use as well. I also used the gold luster dust with alcohol (everclear) to paint on the gold fondant.

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angelcakes5 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 11:56pm
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When you do your scrolls do you use buttercream or Royal? I have always used buttercream and just curious if thats what people use. My scroll work is not very good freehand but I just bought a pattern I am going to try out for practice for a wedding.
Thanks

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pipe-dreams Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
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Angel, I'm curious about that,too. Hopefully this will bump it so some1 can helpicon_smile.gif

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mjs4492 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
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Great Post!

Just curious how you don't get the gold luster dust mixture all over the cake while painting the scrollwork?
Is there a trick?

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CakeMommy3 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:21am
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angelcakes5-I use a pattern press too, and I love it. I pipe buttercream if the cake is iced in it, and RI if the cake is fondant.

mjs4492-The trick is a very steady hand! The scrolls will be slightly elevated from the rest of the cake, so you just use a small artist brush and a huge amount of patience and paint away.

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GI Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 3:43am
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Cakemommy are you putting the dust on dry or wet?

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cylstrial Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:21pm
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Cakemommy are you putting the dust on dry or wet?




It sounds like it's wet to me. Since she said it would take a lot of time and patience. If it was dry, I wouldn't think that you could just paint and be done. But if it was wet, you would want to make sure that everything looks the same.

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juleebug Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:30pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommy3

Check out the 5 tier red cake with gold scrolls in my gallery. I tinted royal icing golden yellow, piped it on the cake using a scroll press to mark indentations (I don't trust my freehand at 3 am icon_smile.gif ) and after it crusted over for a bit, I went back and painted it with gold luster dust mixed with a bit of vodka to make a nice paint. It's kinda hard to see in the pic, but it was gold. It could have been a little more gold if I mixed the dust thicker, but it still looked really good.




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