There is a pattern/design of scrolls that I would like to put on a wedding cake this weekend. It is pictured in the patterns category on this site. But I was wondering, is there an easy way to out line this on my cake so that i can just go over it with piping? I might be able to do it by eye, but I would rather cheat! hehe!
what is the base of your cake (buttercream or fondant)? If you are doing fondant you can use the pin prick method - it doesn't seem to work for me on buttercream.
For a buttercream cake - I would pipe it on the paper in royal icing and then press the RI into the side of the cake - it leaves a perfect impression for you to pipe over. (this is what I did to put Hannah Montana on the HM guitar cake that I did).
OR - if you have sugar veil you can use that and let it dry a little then pick it up and place it on the cake whether bc or fondant. HTH
The cake is going to be buttercream.
What is sugar veil? I have not heard of that.
I have heard of the pin thing, but never tried it.
Thanks for the advice!
go to sugarveil.com - its a different type of icing that dries flexible before drying completly like royal icing. Its erally cool stuff - you do not have to get the "air pen" - you can just get the 1lb bag (I do recommend the DVD) and use regular piping bags and tips.