I Need Tips On Piping A Simple Swag Onto....

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 24 May 2010 , 10:44pm by catlharper

mom2my3girlz Posted 24 May 2010 , 8:04pm
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I have to pipe a simple swag onto a buttercream cake. I have never done a buttercream covered cake. I always work with fondont. Yikes ! Are there any tips I should do ?
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how to make them even?
royal icing or buttercream?
pipe onto a cold cake?


Help...I know this is the fundamentals of cake decor...but I am at a lost with this...lol

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catlharper Posted 24 May 2010 , 8:29pm
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don't know the answer but since I'm interested I'm gonna give this a BUMP and hope it stays in circulation long enough for someone to come thru!LOL! Cat

CWR41 Posted 24 May 2010 , 9:59pm
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Originally Posted by mom2my3girlz

I have to pipe a simple swag onto a buttercream cake. I have never done a buttercream covered cake. I always work with fondont. Yikes ! Are there any tips I should do ?
Like
how to make them even?
royal icing or buttercream?
pipe onto a cold cake?


Help...I know this is the fundamentals of cake decor...but I am at a lost with this...lol




If it's a small cake, you might only want 6 swags. I'd eyeball it to make them evenly spaced by first making a tiny dent in your buttercream with a toothpick. Start by making your marks at a 12:00 position, then at 6:00 position. Make two more marks at 2:00 & 4:00, and do the same on the other half of the cake at 8:00 & 10:00.

For a larger diameter cake, start by marking as above (mark on back, mark on front), make a mark to the left & right, and then another mark in between all of those for a total of 8 swags.

You can pipe them in buttercream on a room temp cake. icon_smile.gif

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:04pm
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Do you mean something like this?

catlharper Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:44pm
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Thank you! That helps alot. Now I just have to get the nerve up to actually try it! LOL! Cat

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