Copper/bronze Scroll Work??

Decorating By mlrich25 Updated 17 Sep 2007 , 5:55pm by rosita6882

mlrich25 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mlrich25 Posted 17 Sep 2007 , 3:00am
post #1 of 2

Does anyone have any tips on how to make just the scroll detail on a buttercream cake copper or bronze? I have a wedding cake to make in December and the bride has chosen a buttercream cake with what looks to be a stip on fondant around the bottom of each layer that is bronze in color and then it has copper/bronze scroll work and gold pearl details on the rest of the cake. I've read that I can brush on shimmer dust to fondant but what about buttercream? How should I apply the shimmer dust just to the scroll work without getting onto the buttercream? Also, I was considering using royal icing for the detail work. Any advice would be fantastic! I've attached a copy of the photo the bride gave me...

1 reply
rosita6882 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
rosita6882 Posted 17 Sep 2007 , 5:55pm
post #2 of 2

It can be done but you have to be very carefull and gentle with a paintbrush. Use a small one and mix luster dust with a little alcohol or clear vanilla and genly brush it on. Its time consuming though. Hope this helps.

Quote by @%username% on %date%