How Do I Learn Smocking And Piping?

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DiddleMeSweet Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 1:21am
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AI recently came across a cake which I found amazing and would love to learn to do this. It was titles smocking and piping. Please click here[URL]http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/rosey_sugar_palace/998067559/[/URL] To view it. If there's a book can anyone refer it? I'm not sure on the piping skills it Looks like basic and Oriental but I'm not sure.

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JWinslow Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 2:31am
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There's a few of directions I found.

 

1.  found this book - Smocking with Sugarpaste.  The book is expensive (out of print and hard to find) but I think you can get a used one on ebay.

  http://www.abebooks.com/Smocking-Sugarpaste-Venn-Cynthia-Merehurst-Press/874337297/bd

 

2.  Do a search on CC for smocked cakes and pm that person for direction

 

3.  If you Google fondant smocking a tutorial for smocking on cookies by Couture Cakes by Rose will come up.

 

I hope someone else chimes in with better avenues for you - :)

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shanter Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 3:05am
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The Cynthia Venn book is cheaper on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1853911305/?tag=cakecentral-20+in+Sugarpaste

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DiddleMeSweet Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 3:11am
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AThank you. I did respond to a few but the postings are a few years old. I was only able to find the video of smocking. I wasn't sure of an actual book. Thanks! I just got the book for $5.99. I can't wait to read it!

Do you think on top of the smocking she uses basic piping skills along with the Oriental method?

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JWinslow Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 3:24am
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The Cynthia Venn book is cheaper on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1853911305/?tag=cakecentral-20+in+Sugarpaste


Didn't we do something like this earlier today :)

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shanter Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 4:07am
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It's becoming a habit.

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DiddleMeSweet Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 1:03pm
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AWell I apologies. I did search!

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shanter Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 3:39pm
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Well I apologies. I did search!


No apology necessary. Hope you love the book.

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JWinslow Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 7:35pm
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Well I apologies. I did search!

Really - no apology - I had just noticed that shanter and I were looking for another book earlier.  Sorry if it came across wrong.

 

Did you get the book?

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