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First try at overpiping

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Created in this Craftsy Course

Contemporary English Over-Piping taught by Ceri DD Griffiths

Master the art of over-piping! Join Ceri DD Griffiths for classic cushion work, sweeping scrolls and many more exquisite techniques.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
English overpiping
Cake Decorating
Piped Wedding Cake
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Category Cake Decorating
Material Royal Icing
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Fondant-covered cake, gum paste, royal icing

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What are you most proud of? I completed the entire project in two days, about 18 hours of work in total (including baking, filling, covering in fondant, preparing cake board, taking photos etc.). One of the most labor-intense cake I've done so far. I didn't think I could pull it off!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. Make sure the icing is the correct consistency. Work with the freshest eggs and the freshest royal icing available (reconstituted egg whites did NOT work for me). Allow PLENTY of drying time in between layers! Don't fuss and don't do ANY hasty movements that could knock the delicate strings off your cake (as I learned the hard way).

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Great job!!! Congratulations :)

08/05/2013 Flag

Nice JOB!!

08/06/2013 Flag

Very Beautiful. You have real talent with your hands and designing techniques!

11/02/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! The design wasn't by me though, the cake was designed by the instructor in the Craftsy class, Ceri Griffiths! :)

11/05/2013 Flag

I love it congratulations

12/23/2013 Flag

Thank you so much for your kind words Ceri! All thanks to a great teacher :)

02/07/2014 Flag

Fabulous!

02/06/2014 Flag

Aw, thank you! :)

02/07/2014 Flag