Brush Embroidery

Decorating By chubis Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 7:32pm by chubis

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chubis Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 12:38am
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can brush embroidery be done in a cake iced with buttercream icing? birthday.gificon_biggrin.gif

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onebigdogmama Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:17am
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Yes it can. You'll need to thin out the buttercream and use a soft brush. Outline your design and carefully pull in the outline. I did it on my Wilton class final cake in my pics and it is on my avatar--not showing up at the moment.

Also, Seriouscakes has a youtube tutorial on it and Wilton also has pics of in on their website. Good Luck!

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Chippi Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:58am
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Yeppers sure can! My st. patty's day cake is brushed embroidery w/ bc only. icon_smile.gif

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shannon100 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 1:50pm
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The 2 cakes in my photos that are brushed embroidery are BC only. I didn't thin the BC first. It was a little more soft because of mixing the color in, but I didn't add anything to it to thin it out more. On the heart cake, I used too big of a tip for the outline, so I wasn't happy with how much I had to pull in to make it look good. But the Christmas one, I LOVED!!

I did the Viva technique on my cakes before the brush embroidery and made sure I had a good crust first. And I used cookie cutters to outline the shape I wanted.

Good luck! It's a fun technique! icon_smile.gif

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crisseyann Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 2:51pm
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I've made a few using this technique and really love it. I use a crusting BC and Viva towel it to smooth. I don't thin my BC, other than the food coloring added to it.

I also used cookie cutters to get the imprint and then piped away. I used a fairly small paintbrush dipped in a small amount of water every couple of strokes and dragged the icing inward gently. HTH.

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chubis Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:32pm
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Thank you all for your helpfull tips. im a newbie at all this cake things. icon_biggrin.gif

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