Decorations on the loaf place in two ways. To put different figures on its surface you can either immediately before baking, or 10-15 minutes before it will be completely ready. In the second case, the small figurines will not lose its shape and will be more clear. But clearly defined decorations are also, if you use to make them not the same yeast dough as for a loaf, and a special, decorative and more pliable to the moulding, or fresh, as for ravioli, as well as sand.
Attach decorations using egg white or small wooden skewers. To your decorations differed in color from the surface of the loaf, giving it an even more elegant look, try to tint the dough. This can be done using buckwheat or rye flour and adding burnt sugar, cocoa, paprika (sweet pepper powder), turmeric.
When you put the loaf on a baking sheet, you can wrap it with woven braid. This will lend a more festive and three-dimensional, and also not to allow the dough spreading. For the manufacture of pigtails prepare three or four of the harness with a length of two and a half times the circumference of the loaf. One end of the blind together and then braid a normal braid. If the material will be much, the excess can be torn off. The end of the braid beautifully fold, and attach to loaf with a wooden skewer.
To make dough roses, cut a few thin slices. Three or four of the circle put one edge on top of each other, wrap them in rolls and in the center, press down with your fingers. When you break the roll in half, you get two roses. Each open petals. You can make rosettes and different. To do this, you take one circle and roll it into a roll. Then take another circle and fold it first "roll" slightly by bending the edge of the petal. Also navorachivaya and other circles until you get lush rosettes.
To obtain the leaves, roll out the dough and cut out a diamonds. And then a knife along the edges, make small cuts "Christmas tree". Squeeze or draw with a knife the veins of the leaves.
The asterisk from the test can be obtained as follows. Tube cut circles with a diameter and a half-two centimeters. With a knife or scissors into each circle make radial incisions. Then these incisions, expand at an angle of 45 degrees.
A mandatory element of decorating a loaf — wheat ears. Make them too easy. To do this, take a piece of dough and roll it flagellum. One end roll out the dough, leaving a thicker "sausage". The thin end will be grass stem, you thick radially, in a circle, additivity scissors, making that part like spikelets with grains. To additivity dough you can after you put your "ear" on the loaf.
Bird for decoration doing so. Roll out the dough strips with a length of approximately three centimeters and a thickness of half an inch. Striped tie the knot. From one edge of the knot make a beak and one tail (prelucrate dough). Perform the tail cuts with scissors ("feathers"). The edges of the knot to make the notch.
Swan try to mold this way (they are, of course, the loaf should be two). Roll the piece of dough so that you get a flagellum length of 5-6 cm, at one end of which was an oval (the future of the body), and the other bulb (the head with the beak). Vilaite beak, then prelucrate oval, make the tail and the notch-feathers across the torso. When you lay the figure on a baking sheet or the surface of the loaf, the beautiful curve of the Swan neck.
These are the basic elements of decoration of the loaf. But you can dream, sticking and other figures — rings, horses, cows, etc. In every region of Russia and still there are some particularities in the design of the wedding cake. Just remember to Supplement it with fruits and twigs of mountain ash and viburnum. They can also make the dough, but if you can find these and decorate them your product, will be even better.