Sunday, March 17, 2013

Brush Embroidery

I have seen brush embroidery several places lately so I figured it was time to give it a whirl. I love the way brush embroidery looks; its so elegant and dainty.


It was a lot easier than I was expecting. I was imagining everything possible going wrong in my head, but it worked out pretty nicely! What didn't work out so nicely was the sides of the "cake". It was my first time using a cake dummy which was a little difficult. I was using royal icing to cover the dummy and it was crusting over before I could get it smooth, so there were little annoying wrinkles everywhere...ugh. But at least the top turned out okay!


I was originally going for a deep green icing color, which I thought would look really pretty with the white flower, but this was the green I stopped at after getting tired of mixing in so much color.


Overall, I'm happy with my first attempt at brush embroidery! I will definitely be doing it again.


11 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty! It looks like an edible cameo! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! You're right, it does!

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  2. Ooh, I really love that effect! I bet it would make a really pretty Victorian or even Jane Austin style cake =)

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    1. I agree, I think it would make a very pretty Victorian style cake as well!

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    2. YES! A Jane Austen cake! That's what you should make next :D

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  3. so pretty!! you are very talented!

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  4. Wow that's beautiful! So creative. Can't believe it was your first time!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Taylor! I appreciate it!

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