2 Chix in the Mix

January 16, 2011

Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling…

Filed under: Baking — by 2ChixInTheMix @ 4:48 pm
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Scrolling – a new technique, for me. When a friend of a friend called and had a picture of the wedding cake she was thinking about, I thought, “Oh my, I’ve never tried scrollwork before.” The cake was ALL scrollwork. For the cake tasting, Deah and I thought we’d experiment with a few different decorating methods on the cake. We would try scrolling with a #5 tip, scrolling with a #3 tip and scrolling with a paint brush. “Wait a minute”, I thought, “…a paintbrush?”  Little did I know that Deah was going to ask me to be the one to try out that method. I was nervous, but agreed. We covered the small test cake in fondant and I took it home.

Not wanting to try painting on the cake before I practiced somewhere else, I rolled out some fondant and put it on my round cake-taker. There, for 2 hours, I practiced different techniques. I tried impressing the Wilton scroll imprints on it and tracing them…that didn’t work for me. I tried painting the Wilton scrolling tools and lightly touching the fondant to give me something to trace and, although that was a little better, it still wasn’t presentable enough, for me. Then, I thought I’d trying changing the consistency of the food color. I made it the consistency of oil paints and tried again, this time free-handing the scroll work. This worked better for me. I soon got the “feel” of the brush and paint on the fondant and these were the results….the bride-to-be and her mother were both impressed.  We all thought the black trim added a “touch of elegance”.  I think this is a technique I will try again, maybe for more than just scrolling :-).

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3 Comments »

  1. It looks so good! Really elegant!

    Comment by Lanita Canup — January 16, 2011 @ 5:10 pm |Reply

    • Thanks Lanita!

      Comment by 2ChixInTheMix — January 17, 2011 @ 11:56 pm |Reply

  2. Looks very good. I’ll have to give that a try.

    Comment by Betty — January 17, 2011 @ 11:36 pm |Reply


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