Anyone Know How This Decorative Design Was Done?

Decorating By jolie1977 Updated 30 Apr 2011 , 9:37pm by whiteangel

jolie1977 Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 4:11pm
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I've been studing this for at least 10 minutes, trying to figure out how this was done... stencil with RI, circut cutout or free hand royal icing??? I need to make something similar and I'd like to try and figure out what technique I should be practicing to attempt this particular cake...

Any insight from any of you would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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StephW Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 4:19pm
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Perhaps a link to the picture would help?

jolie1977 Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 5:02pm
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I know! I did put an attachment in there, but apparently I wasn't successful and I tried it 3 times. I thought maybe once I hit "submit", it would show up then... I apologize!

GGFan Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 5:04pm
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I think you could just copy the link and paste in the body icon_smile.gif

jolie1977 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 1:58am
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Here is the picture. ;O)


nancyg Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:07am
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Wow, I dont know but this is a beautiful cake!!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:13am
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If I had to say I'd say it was piped on with royal... perhaps some fondant cutouts too, but I think piped.

rebew10 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:32am
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Wow...that's some work. It looks like it's piped though.

tokazodo Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:37am
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I'm with lilmissbakes...

Looks like piped royal to me to....with a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY small tip! icon_lol.gif

cakeroach Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 2:46am
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It was done with piped royal icing and also some fondant or gumpaste hand or cutter cut-outs that were applied to the cake.

jolie1977 Posted 29 Apr 2011 , 3:07pm
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Wow... OK, maybe I'm going to regret telling the bride that she shouldn't be afraid to pick something a little more complex than what she'd initially chosen! icon_eek.gif

Oh well, maybe it's time for me to learn how to do this so that I can get rid of the fear of trying it.

Melissas_Cakes Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 3:06am
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if you're afraid of the piping, you could use a clay extruder to get really thin strings of fondant to use as the stems/vines. the leaves definitely looks like fondant cutouts.

jolie1977 Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 3:41pm
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A clay extruder! Such a great idea! Thank you all for your advice! I honestly don't know what I'd do without the cc forums sometimes!

JulieMN Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 3:46pm
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That is a beautiful cake. Best wishes on creating your version of it!

MollyHammond Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 7:38pm
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I am new and can't figure out how you would pipe that design at the angle that cake is standing. It is straight up and down. Help shed some light. I am at a loss.

10xHigh Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 8:39pm
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found this info on the photographers site: The cake was made for the couple barbara and darin and was published in the Knot. Cake made by Beaux Gateaux. With a quick google I found a larger pic Good Luck hope the larger pick helps a little.

whiteangel Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 9:37pm
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You could also paint it on then add gum paste or fondant pieces for more deminsion.

(I am new and can't figure out how you would pipe that design at the angle that cake is standing. It is straight up and down. Help shed some light. I am at a loss.)

You have to raise the cake higher on your turn table and have a very steady hand ... something to rest your elbow on.

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