Brush Embroidery Cake

I made this 2 tier cake to celebrate a friends engagement.  I made these Tiffany blue cookies to match the cake.  I was given complete creative freedom when it came to the design of the cake.  This news was music to my ears!  I have been itching to try out this new technique for quite some time, and here’s my chance.  Brush embroidery involves piping a design directly on the cake and using a paint brush to pull the icing into the design to create a truly unique effect.  Here’s how it turned out:

Brush Embroidery Cake

I  am really happy with the results!  I like that each flower looks unique and different.  I was really nervous about piping directly on the cake, but I just went for it and I’m so glad that I did!  I can’t wait to try brush embroidery again.

Brush Embroidery

After piping the design on the cake, I thought it needed some sparkle.  I used pearl shimmer airbrush color to add some glam to the cake and it really made the flowers pop.

Brush Embroidery Flower

Here is a close up of one of the smaller flowers.  You can really see how the shimmer picks up the brush strokes.  I’m impressed that I actually achieved this effect!

Tiffany Blue Brush Embroidery Cake

This cake was gluten free to satisfy the bride’s dietary needs.  It was my first gluten free cake!  I was really nervous about the cake holding up well, but it worked out perfectly. Congratulations Sivan and Jake!