I am new to the cake world and I am practicing like crazy. I made my daughter this cake (attached) for valentines day.
I wanted to know from you pros which is better to use...buttercream or royal icing when you are doing scroll work? I have a wedding cake coming up that I would love to do a great job on but I just need some pointers..as you can see.
Do you have any tips you can add or any links I should view?
Thank you in advance for your help!!
I personally prefer to scroll with royal icing, but I know a lot of people use buttercream the most. I"d suggest trying out both and seeing which you prefer. And try different consistencies on both, because it can make all the difference.
i agree, Royal icing is smoother and flows better. Its best if you can pipe s shapes first then come back and add to them. such as adding c shapes or 6 and 9 shapes along the s shape. if that makes any sense!!
Great! Thank you both! I like working with royal icing better, as you can see in the picture my hand is not the most steady with buttercream; royal seems to be more forgiving.