Advice On How To Pipe This?

Decorating By Ashley0415 Updated 16 Mar 2013 , 2:03pm by Margaret393

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Ashley0415 Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 11:30pm
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Ive never done much free hand piping.. would this pattern be royal icing? Is there a technique here? Any advice would be awesome!


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IAmPamCakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 12:36am
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AVery pretty. I would like to know that technique as well.

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manddi Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 12:52am
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ACheck out the class modem piping

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Ducky316 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 11:45am
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That looks like a stencil with royal icing to me...

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Margaret393 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 2:00pm
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I think that this scroll work was piped freehand. If you take a closer look at the pattern detail on each tier, its looks similar rather than identical - as would be the case if a stencil were used. My guess is that the piping was applied after the cake was stacked.


One way to approach this technique - is to use some tracing paper and a pencil. Draw an outline of the scroll work freehand or from an existing pattern, and then transfer to cake using a cake scriber or sharpe needle,


Using a plain No 1 tip and royal icing, pipe the outline, allow to dry and pipe over this again, gradually building it up - for a more defined scroll design. Apply more pressure at the tip of the scrolls. When piping the dots detail - use more or less pressure for size variation throughout the pattern detail


One final suggestion, if you could source a stencil with scrolls. Position stencil directly on cake and apply, using royal icing. Allow to dry and pipe over outline.


P.S Try Google for a scroll pattern - or another good source for inspiration would be from some wallpaper designs.


Hope this helps!


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