I need to do scroll work on a cake and was wondering if there are any helpful hints how to get nice, rounded, symmetrical scrolls??? Should I add piping gel to the buttercream to help the icing stick to the sides of the cake? Would you suggest I lightly freehand a tracing with a toothpick? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!
royal icing scrolls always look pretty and I think tracing with toothpick would be just fine it it would make you more comfortable. Good luck
yes i would definitely suggest you trace your scroll work onto your cake with a toothpick. it will give you better control and also you can see a little bit of what it would look like before you actually finish.
Good luck with it.
Wilton also has a scroll press set that you can use to put the design on with then pipe over it. Here's a link if you want to see it http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30D882-475A-BAC0-5D0833D2D8DFB041&fid=3E32BD9D-475A-BAC0-52F239128C2DA736
God help anyone who orders a cake with scroll work from this woman. My hands just are not that steady.
I couldn't do scrolls 2 weeks ago, just did one last weekend, in my pics...freehand. Steady hand, turntable, and keep the tip o the surface of the icing. If you pull your top away, your scroll is going to fall and look crooked. Helps to have chilled cake too.