How To Do Extension/bridge Work On A Square Cake ???

Decorating By strathmore Updated 28 Jan 2011 , 1:18am by sweettooth101

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strathmore Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 11:52pm
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Can this be done ?? I want to do this on a little 8inch fruit cake but not sure how to get round the corners and make the strings even. So is there a method or some photos I can look at ?? I have searched on here but they are mostly round or the squares have something hiding the corners or other piping work to fill it in.

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K1976 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 12:10am
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I recommend either of Toba Garret books about decorating, bridge work is her speciality. HTH

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strathmore Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 12:21am
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Hi thanks for the quick reply I do have one of her books - hence why I want to try it - she has inspired me !!! But it does not have squares only round so I suppose I will have to make a practice round one - but I just thought maybe I can practice on a square cake tin !!!

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Evoir Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 12:44am
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One way to do it it to do scalloping all around the cake, so that once you reach a corner it is hidden by the scalloped edging (the bridge work on the base of your cake board).

I would recommend looking at cake decorating resources from Australia as this method was popularized in the 1980s in Australia (although it goes back a lot earlier!) Nicholas Lodge (English) also has some excellent instructions on extension work in his International Sugarcraft books (I think Book 2).

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sweettooth101 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 1:18am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvNTmU9yORw&feature=channel

I love the way this lady explains and goes through the steps.

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