Fill decorating bag 1/4 full or less with icing or melted candy.
Imprint pattern onto the cake surface (buttercream iced or soft fondant), candy or candy
mold. Pipe over a small section of the imprinted design pattern (no more than 2 in.)
using decorating tip 3.
Before icing can dry or candy sets, brush quick, short strokes of icing or candy toward
the center of the design. Clean brush frequently to create distinct lines of icing. Repeat
Works best using a square tip brush.
If decorating a whole cake, make sure you imprint your design while fondant is
fresh, before starting to apply the brush embroidery.
Water can be substitute for piping gel to thin the icing consistency.
For dimension on your design, detail, brush embroider a smaller design inside
the first. The outline for the inside pattern can be done with a smaller cutter or do
it freehand, following the outer outline.
Always apply Brush Embroidery from the outside of the project towards the
If painting brush embroidery in a candy mold for an inlay look, chill the brush
embroidery until set, 3-5 minutes, then fill the mold with melted candy.
The perfect look for formal presentations, such as wedding and anniversary cupcakes. The precise, lacy design of this freehand technique depends on the continuous curving strings that do not overlap or touch.