Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Brush embroidery is a fun way to add a lace look to a cake. The cake can be covered in fondant or crusted buttercream. I have used buttercream and royal icing for the embroidery, but prefer the royal icing.
Pipe frosting with a round tip onto the cake in the desired pattern. Take a paint brush and pull the inside half of the line inwards to fill in the gaps, leaves, petals, ect. Leave the outside half of the line raised to give it a 2D look.
After the icing hardens it is also fun to go over it with luster dust to give the embroidery some shimmer!
See Wilton's step by step pics! http://www.wilton.com/technique/Brush-embroidery