Brush Embroidery Question

Decorating By evasmama Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 2:55am by keepsake

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evasmama Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 8:47pm
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I've been wanting to try brush embroidery for the first time, and decided to do so for a V-Day cake I'm making for DH and myself.

The recipe I chose has a marshmallow-like frosting, and looks fluffy like 7-minute frosting in the picture. It has no butter in it- just egg whites, sugar, water, corn syrup, and flavoring.

Can you do brush embroidery on a non-buttercream/non-fondant surface, or would it be too soft?

Here's the recipe:


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ngfcake Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 8:56pm
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I'd like to know too!

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Lorendabug Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 9:02pm
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I have only done brushed embroidery on fondant or a crusting buttercream.

You could always spread some of the icing on some wax paper and then try to do your brush embroidery on it to see if it will work.

Good luck!

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AnitaK Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 1:27am
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I think your icing would be too soft. Our Wilton Instructor taught brush embroidery on fondant.

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keepsake Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 2:55am
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As a Wilton instructor, I also have only taught brush embroidery on fondant, mmf, or really crusted buttercream. If the icing crusts, you can do it, but you must use a very light hand.

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