Brush Embroidery On Buttercream

Decorating By tmac670 Updated 7 Jun 2010 , 6:13am by Katie1985

tmac670 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:33am
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Can you do it? Any special considerations?

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kimbm04r Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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I am interested in the answer to this question as well.

KakesbyKris Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:45am
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I've done it. Make sure the base layer of buttercream is well crusted before you start to work on it. It worked well for me.

leily Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:46am
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I have before. I just make sure my buttercream has crusted and then use a soft brush and a light touch.

Katie1985 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:47am
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i was wondering the same thing, my family is not big about fondant and i really like the embroidery look. I was thinking using a stiff bc to cover the cake, putting it in the fridge for a good while and then using a very soft bc to do the embroidery technique. Any thoughts or suggestions?

eperales0411 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:54am
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I have done this technique on BC, but i waited and made sure the BC had crusted well before starting to brush, also use a soft brush, I would wet the brush with some water and remove the excess so the BC being brushed would not stick to my brush. Good Luck!!

leily Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 2:01am
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Originally Posted by Katie1985

i was wondering the same thing, my family is not big about fondant and i really like the embroidery look. I was thinking using a stiff bc to cover the cake, putting it in the fridge for a good while and then using a very soft bc to do the embroidery technique. Any thoughts or suggestions?




I wouldn't put the cake in the fridge because the base buttercream wouldn't crust, or if it had crusted first, it will get soft as it comes back to room temperature and cause issues while you're brushing the other buttercream.

Katie1985 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 6:13am
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thanks for the advice! cant wait to try it!

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