can brush embroidery be done in a cake iced with buttercream icing?
Yes it can. You'll need to thin out the buttercream and use a soft brush. Outline your design and carefully pull in the outline. I did it on my Wilton class final cake in my pics and it is on my avatar--not showing up at the moment.
Also, Seriouscakes has a youtube tutorial on it and Wilton also has pics of in on their website. Good Luck!
Yeppers sure can! My st. patty's day cake is brushed embroidery w/ bc only.
The 2 cakes in my photos that are brushed embroidery are BC only. I didn't thin the BC first. It was a little more soft because of mixing the color in, but I didn't add anything to it to thin it out more. On the heart cake, I used too big of a tip for the outline, so I wasn't happy with how much I had to pull in to make it look good. But the Christmas one, I LOVED!!
I did the Viva technique on my cakes before the brush embroidery and made sure I had a good crust first. And I used cookie cutters to outline the shape I wanted.
Good luck! It's a fun technique!
I've made a few using this technique and really love it. I use a crusting BC and Viva towel it to smooth. I don't thin my BC, other than the food coloring added to it.
I also used cookie cutters to get the imprint and then piped away. I used a fairly small paintbrush dipped in a small amount of water every couple of strokes and dragged the icing inward gently. HTH.
Thank you all for your helpfull tips. im a newbie at all this cake things.