Is this possible? I have a cake for this weekend where they didn't really care about the design, but it's buttercream, with fresh hydrangea's on it. I think hydrangea's are pretty busy looking so I don't want to do too much on the cake, and thought a few brushed flowers would look nice without being too busy, my question is can you brush on buttercream? I'm thinking it should work as long as the base is frozen? I'm also thinking blue ribbon to match the real flowers and little gold pearls under the ribbon, with the embroidery being in white. Any input would be great! Thanks!
Yes it is! It looks gorgeous too.
There are several how-to's on youtube if you type it in. This is the only one I've watched. It starts with some BC making tips so you'll have to skip past that a little.
I really like the brush embroidery and I tried it for the first time on a cake and used a crusting cream cheese BC. After the final layer of BC I popped mine into the refrigerator to set the cake; and once its nice and set it makes a nice surface to embroider on
As an aside, I thought that I would mention that fresh hydrangeas are toxic, in case you did not know. I think you would be ok if you had some kind of barrier between the flowers and the cake. You may want to do an online search for ideas of how to make a proper barrier.
PP your embroidered flowers are lovely!
Thanks guys! Yeah, I looked up that hydrangeas are toxic. The florist is making a topper where the hydrangeas will be sitting on a Lilly leaf I believe. I'll make sure all of the scattered flowers are on a leaf as well.
The cake is turning out well, i'm using my hydrangea flower cutter for the outlines, and letting the cake freeze for a little while so it's nice and firm for the brush embroidery. I'll post a pic soon!
Can't wait to see.