Scottish Themed Cake

Decorating By kathyanye Updated 14 Aug 2009 , 11:10am by vickymacd

kathyanye Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 4:28am
post #1 of 7

hi everybody.Just got my computer back from the computer doctor. Man, did I miss this forum! Somebody wants me to do a Scottish themed cake. How do I do celtic knots for a border and how would I make a thistle flower. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

6 replies
xstitcher Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 6:10am
post #2 of 7

What medium are you planning on using?

kathyanye Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 11:47pm
post #3 of 7

I was thinking either buttercreme or gumpaste

vickymacd Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:02am
post #4 of 7

For the celtic knots, I'd do royal icing and color flow.

For the thistle, either fondant 'body' with a buttercreme grass tip for the top, or something 3D.

xstitcher Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:35am
post #5 of 7

I found these that you could use for the Scottish Thistle on-line if you dn't want to make your own, 2 are stencils and one is a mold:

http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67_69&products_id=5243

http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=269_283&products_id=7808

http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=269_283&products_id=7806


If you want to pipe the celtic knot with bc I would personally use a round tip and make it look like it's weaving in in out (like a rope border).

xstitcher Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:41am
post #6 of 7

Don't use those links as it is re-directing you to Global Sugar Art and you can't find the same ones there. If you go to beryls . com (without any spaces) and type Scottish in the search and you'll find them.


I did however find some cutters and different molds at Global Sugar Art:

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18991
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18295
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=23776
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=23753

vickymacd Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 11:10am
post #7 of 7

xstitcher~ even though this wasn't MY post, thank YOU for that site direction! I never knew those products were out there! Little expensive, but what a time saver as well. Thank you! I would have done them by hand.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%