Piping

Decorating By Sheriscakes Updated 14 Mar 2013 , 3:06am by DeniseNH

Sheriscakes Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 2:25am
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Is it better to use Royal icing or Buttercream for the Brushed Embroidery look with piped flowers?  I practised a bit on parchment paper and after it hardened the Royal icing broke very easily and I'm worried it might crumble off my cake after it dries.  (I don't use Royal icing very often) 

Any advice?

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sugarsteph Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 2:39am
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I would suggest using Royal Icing directly onto the cake. 

DeniseNH Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 3:06am
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Definitely royal.  The reason it crumbled is because you put it on a moveable piece of paper.  When it's on the cake it will stay put because the surface is "fixed".

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