Australian Or Oriental Stringwork

Decorating By awnee Updated 31 Aug 2011 , 2:24am by jules5000

awnee Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:02am
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Hello! Does anybody know if there is a video out, somewhere, that teaches you how to do this type of stringwork? Or is there a tutorial somewhere? I have looked and searched but come up with nothing...anybody? please help! thanks...awnee

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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:11pm
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Wow, i am suprised that there are no tutorials on here. I searched everywhere I could think of including you tube. Sorry I could not help.

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:17pm
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All I can tell you is you gotta flip the cakes upside down and back again allowing the strings to dry completely in between flips to get those gravity defying incredible effects.

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:25pm
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And for real strong strings you can add some gum arabic and use real egg whites.

Polish_princess Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 1:42am
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I have some pics, if that is what you are looking for then i can send you the instructions

CakeCrystals Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 4:05pm
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Originally Posted by Polish_princess

I have some pics, if that is what you are looking for then i can send you the instructions

Are you still willing to share this information? This thread came up while I was researching for a tutorial/instructions for oriental stringwork. you can PM me or send to my email.
(Mod edited - You must use CC pm or email service.)
Thanks so much,

auzzi Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 1:15am
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String work, an extremely delicate form of cake decoration, is also known as extension work.

We never call it "stringwork". Try looking for "extension work", "bridge and extension work" or "curtain and bridge work" ..

We traditionally use nozzles size 1, 0, 00 and 000 with a Royal icing made from egg whites and Pure Icing Sugar ..

I'm told Toba Garrett has it in her first book - you could check there ..


Justforfun751 Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 1:58am
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jules5000 Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 2:24am
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Auzzie and justforfun: thank you for including all the info about stringwork. It is beautiful.

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