I want to learn how to pipe scroll work. Any advise on where to start? There are so many patterns out there I don't know where to start. What is the basic standard scroll pattern? My cake is due on Friday!
Here's a bump 'cause I'd like to hear some ideas too!
For basic scrolls, if you have never done them, get the template kit from Wilton. I would never try to freehand scrolls esp if you are doing something new.
I have done a little scroll work. My piping skills are pretty good. I guess my question is what pattern, repetition, styles are used for a starting point? Some of the scroll work I am seeing no patterns and are seeing some followed strickly. I hope this makes sense.
find a cake with scrolls that you like, then look at only small areas, scrolls are mostly long s shapes with a c shape attached to one side. sometimes there is a little e motion on the underside of the s. Make sure your icing flows well and keep you pressure even. I think that free hand scrolls look the best, you can certainly tell when someone has used a pattern. it takes a little practice.
Take a look at this video, it helped me a lot - http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com/2010/07/creating-scrolls-on-your-cake-by-denise.html
Scroll down to the bottom for the video