Anyone Have Black Freehand Scroll/fleur To Showoff??

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 4 Jun 2011 , 11:51pm by lrlt2000

lrlt2000 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:14pm
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I am thinking about doing a small cake for my 10 month old's baptism this Sunday (because I have another cake assignment and I will have extra cake/white fondant. . . otherwise, I wasn't going to make anything icon_smile.gif).

Here's an invitation that's similar to the one I used for her:

I thought I'd try to match the design with a little bit of the black scroll work along the bottom of a white fondant covered cake. I'm talking maybe an 8" round cake 4/5" tall--very simple. Maybe I'll put pink roses on top. I've never attempted anything like it, so I was thinking maybe I should do a black dust or sponge through a template (which I don't have icon_smile.gif).

I was looking for a print I could print out and cut to make my own stencil, but wasn't sure of the best way for a novice to pull this off. Anyone do it freehand??

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warchild Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 8:10pm
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warchild Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 8:13pm
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Oops! I think I posted the same link twice. icon_razz.gif They must be one and the same even though I did two different worded searches. Oh well, pretty patterns on them anyway!

lrlt2000 Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 1:59am
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Yes, but then what's the best way to paint? Black dust of some sort? Sponge on food dye?

warchild Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by lrlt2000

Yes, but then what's the best way to paint? Black dust of some sort? Sponge on food dye?

lrlt, click on the links. First one has instructions on how to stencil on a cake covered in fondant. Second link has instructions for how to stencil on buttercream. You do need a stencil bought or home made to do both though.

lrlt2000 Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 11:51pm
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The problem is, my stencil is made from firm paper (otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to cut out the pieces with my Exacto knife). It's not firm enough to spread on top of, KWIM? I think I'm going to have to do it the hard way, marking the lines somehow through the stencil and then piping on the royal icing.

Ugh! I wish I had time to purchase a professional stencil icon_rolleyes.gif

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