What is best for piping scrolls onto fondant? I have a tried and true buttercream for icing, but I don't know if its the best option for piping.
I would try royal icing.
I pipe with thinned buttercream. I don't use royal icing for anything except in cases where I need it to dry rock hard.
My class taught me to pipe with thin buttercream and to add a little piping gel!
I think it works well!
Thanks for the suggestions. I tried a recipe for royal icing and it worked great!
For all the buttercream pipers, have you had it bleed? I switched to royal for piping becuase the buttercream bled on the fondant the next day. Anyone else?
I've had dark colors bleed with buttercream. Was gng to try royal next time also.
I've had the bleeding issue with dark buttercreams as well. There was no bleeding at all with the royal. Very happy with the results.
I use the same icing for piping as I do for icing. Only when I'm doing the lace pattern do I thin it .... arthristis in my hands .... otherwise it's just the same icing. No bleeding problems, it all lays well. I just prefer not to take time to make multiple kinds of icing for one cake, especially when the one I've got works great. I don't use Royal for anything cake. Never had a need to. One of the keys to non-bleeding is to make sure you're not putting wet icing on wet icing. My icing crust very well, so I never have that issue.