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I am making this wedding cake but am a bit nervous. I usually only do fondant covered cakes but the bride wants something very traditional. She also does not like fondant so I am doing SMBC with scrolls. My question is what is the best way to do scroll work? I don't feel comfortable doing it free hand (even though the pattern looks relatively easy). Is there any tricks up your sleeves that would could share with me? Thanks!
AI'm a big fan of scrollwork! The shapes look simple but I think the trick of it is the size/proportions so the design comes out evenly all around. Scrollwork has been discussed quite a bit on CC, do a search and you'll find a lot of information. The upshot is practice practice practice! Get out tall pots to pratice on a vertical surface. It's trickier than you might think. Most of us suffer from the shakes because of lack of speed and confidence. Good luck with it, the cake looks beautiful.