Stringwork Question

Decorating By tsal Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 3:49pm by Goldberry

tsal Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 1:34pm
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I'm planning on doing a cake involving stringwork. I'm thinking about doing it as follows:

Measuring circumference of round cake then marking points with a pin at evenly space intervals, and then piping the string.

does this sound right?

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saberger Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 2:15pm
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That sounds about right! Good luck!

Loucinda Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 4:41pm
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Another thing I do is to make a tiny mark on the cake how far down I want the stringwork to be too - that way they all have the same "drop" to them.

rb822 Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 5:04pm
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at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot: what is stringwork?!

Loucinda Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 5:13pm
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Here is a simple example of some I did on a Christmas cake:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=91766

(and asking questions is how we learn! thumbs_up.gif )

tsal Posted 28 Nov 2010 , 11:04pm
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Thank you, Loucinda, for the 'drop' tip! I had not thought of that. icon_smile.gif

Sweet_Toof Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 1:56am
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here's some more simple string work I did earlier this year!
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1620586

rb822 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 7:06am
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oh my goodness. not for me!@! you guys are so talented, good for you.

Loucinda Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:30pm
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Sweet T- GORGEOUS work, and by all means NOT simple! That is what I have always thought was Australian Stringwork, extension, or bridgework. What ever it is - you did an awesome job!

Goldberry Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 3:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Loucinda

Sweet T- GORGEOUS work, and by all means NOT simple! That is what I have always thought was Australian Stringwork, extension, or bridgework. What ever it is - you did an awesome job!




I'd call it extensions. I always think of string work as the oriental version when it stands proud of the cake and seems to float

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