Monday, 7 February 2011

How to do brush embroidery

To decorate a cake using brush embroidery, you will need:

·      Miniature cakes covered in sugarpaste
·      Small quantity of royal icing
·      Small bowl
·      Clean, damp cloth
·      Small palette knife
·      Piping bag
·      No 4 nozzle
·      Small brush
·      Water

1.    Give the royal icing a good mix and make sure it’s really smooth, especially if you made it a few days before

2.    Fill your piping bag with the royal icing, keeping any spare in an airtight container or if it's in a bowl, covering with a clean, damp cloth to prevent it from crusting over

3.    Pipe your chosen design onto the cake - using a thickish line 

4.    While the icing is still damp, using a small damp brush, draw the icing into the centre of the shape to create a 3D “embroidery” effect

·      Make sure your brush isn’t too wet and make sure to pipe a thick enough line, as the centre of the shape / flower should be covered with icing


  1. Hi Liz,
    Keep making those pretty cakes!
    We did Julie's Social Media Strategy workshop together.
    Ingrid x

  2. Hi Ingrid!
    Thank you for your kind comment!
    I really enjoyed the workshop, it was really useful.
    Liz x