Modern Piping »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Romantic, Formal / Bridal
stencils, buttercream frosting
What was your inspiration?
I had an order for a wedding cake using the very popular Damask pattern requested by the bride. I was initially planning on using some Wilton frosting sheet and I was prepared with 16 of them! When I showed the design to the bride (only a few days prior to the wedding) she didn't like it. Yikes!!!
Somehow (don't really remember how), but I ended up with a link to Craftsy. I found "Modern Piping" and in the short video I saw that he specifically used stencils to transfer Damask patter onto a cake!!
I purchased the video at 1:00 am and the following morning watched ONLY the section about transfers.
What are you most proud of?
The class was working with a fondant cake and royal icing. The problem was that I needed to work with a buttercream cake!!! Yikes again!!!
I wrote to Josh not really expecting that he would write back and asked if the technique would work on a bc cake. To my surprise, he wrote back and said that that I should use bc also.
I'm proud of the fact that it was risky... but I went ahead and purchased the video. Thanks to Josh I pulled it off and I loved the finished cake.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try it!! I tried the technique on the middle layer first and ruined it. The bc was too tick. I had to start all over.
Just try it, it works.