Help!! "branch Texturing"?!!?

Decorating By CarolLee Updated 4 Jun 2012 , 5:49pm by midnighttrain

CarolLee Posted 31 May 2012 , 3:09pm
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Has anyone on CC ever attempted the Branch Texturing - is it done with fondant strips? ButterCream with a flat tip? It's a beautiful technique but I'm not sure how difficult it is.


I've tried to attach a photo but can't! ggrrr.

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 31 May 2012 , 4:41pm
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If you can't attach a photo, could you at least copy/paste a link. There really is no way to advise you if we don't have any idea of what you are asking.

CarolLee Posted 31 May 2012 , 7:11pm
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ok - here's a link to it. I hope it takes... It's the second photo from top in little picture boxes.

carmijok Posted 1 Jun 2012 , 2:34am
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To me it looks like a flat thin ribbon of fondant done with a clay extruder.

RisingBakery Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 8:35pm
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I am just guessing but I think it is just like a # 8, 9 or 10 tip and piping butter cream on the side of the cake. I don't think it is fondant since it is in the buttercream cakes section. If i was doing this I would start out on a styrofoam cake round with different size tips to see what works the best.

sweetjan Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 9:15pm
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Wow, it's a stunning cake. Let us know if you figure out. Looks like fondant strips to me, too!

midnighttrain Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 11:06pm
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I agree with Rising Bakery that it is just different sized small round tips piped over and over around the cake.

KoryAK Posted 3 Jun 2012 , 12:42am
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I'm with the piped buttercream camp

tokazodo Posted 3 Jun 2012 , 1:00am
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Originally Posted by carmijok

To me it looks like a flat thin ribbon of fondant done with a clay extruder.

I'm with carmijok on this one. I down loaded the photo and blew it up to look at it. It looks like fondant which has been pressed through a clay extruder, and then wrapped around the cake in several layers.

I think if it was butter cream, there would be more breaks in the pattern.

denetteb Posted 3 Jun 2012 , 1:10am
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So to summarize all the above posts, I think you could make a fab looking cake using either the fondant strips or piped with buttercream, pick your poison!

midnighttrain Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 5:49pm
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I emailed them to ask and got this reply:


Thank you for your inquiry. According to our head decorator the branch
texture from the cake you are talking about is achieved by piping in butter
cream with a number 2 or 3 tip.


Dennis Stanton
Swedish Bakery, Inc.
5348 N Clark St
Chicago IL 60640
[email protected]

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