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Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

Gravity Defying Magic!

A cake piped with Oriental string-work gives wow-factor.

The method of beautiful Oriental string-work involves piping a series of overlapping loops around the side of a cake to make intricate woven designs.

Many cake decorators will avoid making cakes piped with oriental string, however if you can pipe basic string-work you

will be able to pipe  Oriental string-work. With practice and patience you can become an exquisite Oriental string-work piper.

Royal Icing Oriental String-work:

Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

Closer view of the top of the cake!

Equipment:

  • #0 nozzle, PME or Bekenal
  • Parchment paper piping small bags, or feather weight
  • Damp Cloth
  • Tilting cake turn table
  • Nylon knee-high stocking
  • Scriber tool
  • Template
  • Push Pins
  • Artist brush
Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

Remember to breathe while you’re piping!

Material:

  • Royal Icing
  • Cake
  • Covered cake board
  • Flower paste roses, coloured copper

Visit Shop 5th Avenue Cakes for supplies

Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

Close-up the both top and bottom!

Cover your cake and board with either fondant or royal icing, and attach the your ribbon prior to

starting to pipe.

Recipe For String-work Royal Icing

 Have your parchment cone cut with #0 nozzle inside and nylon knee-high ready.

Paddle your royal icing to soft-peak consistency and strain.

Remember to keep the nozzle’s tip against a damp cloth and your damp brush next to you.

Watch the video below to see and learn how I created amazing works of art with royal icing and a piping bag! Being able to bend sugar in mid-air over the top of the cake.

For the complete 120 minute Hd video, including tips for success and the templates.

For three sizes of templates: 6-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch 

I used a quick technique for the copper roses and I will be creating a video later this year.

Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

This cake is for our holiday party!

Remember your bag position, your consistency, and pressure control are the three essentials to mastering any type of string-work.

Practice, practice, practice, and patience is the other half of mastering royal icing string-work.

I petal dusted the fondant to give an antique appearance, and dusted my roses with a bronze colour to match the cake and ribbon.

Happy Holidays!

Exquisite Oriental string work tutorial work with copper roses by Bobbie Noto

I am giving you fair warning Oriental string-work is addicting! Have fun!