Filigree, a traditional metalwork style using wire and beads, is the perfect inspiration for delicately piped details, skillfully hand painted accents and carefully cut fondant. Take a look at how these cakemaker’s used the art form as inspiration on some of the most popular filigree cakes!
Fiona and Tony By EvoirMilk chocolate mud cake with milk chocolate ganache filling and under white fondant. Black RI filigree damask stencil and sugar black and white anemones. Thanks for looking!
Mom’s birthday cake By semalo63Royal Icing lace pieces, R.I. filigree butterfly, R.I.cornelli work . Hand painted board, plaque and floral cameos.
The Eden By deliciously_decadenti loved making this cake!!modelled of a design from planet cake (hot pink with damask)monogram and filigree are handpainted, pearls are all piped RI, bottom tier is repliacated from the chandelier pattern of the invitationsmy first petal tier ever!! i carved it from a 12″; cake (12″9″6″ tiers) topped with a very large funky tan floweroh and middle is edible image
Wedgwood Inspiration By sheena60th brthday cake …I was inspired by wedgwood japerware…Vanilla and chocolate cake layers, filled with chocolate buttercream and marzipan, and covered with vanilla fondant. The paisley lace are handpiped royal icing pieces which are individually stuck onto the fondant scolloped circles. The white flower pattern inbetween the two rows of lace are fondant cut outs for which I used the JEM elegant scroll cutter and cut out just the top half of the centre of the scroll design. I made all the flowers (pansy, chincherinchees, gypsophila) and foliage (ivy etc) and stand for the 60 out of gumpaste. The filigree 60 was also hand piped with royal icing. Fixing the lace pieces was torture but well worth the effort TFL!
Bold and the beautiful! By sheenaThis was quite scary for me… never really worked with so much black on white before….so I was as careful as I could be! The bride found a picture of a simple version of this design online and wanted me to add some RI filigree/lace work on the sides, some RI filigree butterflies and I also suggested to her that I would make the pearl border look more pearly than in the original design. The cake was a german chocolate cake (10″ bottom and 5″ top) filled with rich chocolate buttercream and covered with vanilla fondant. All the roses and both the bows I made of gumpaste and the black lace and white butterflies were handpiped RI. The black and beige ribbon around he cakes are real satin ribbon. The pearl border are all hand rolled fondant pearls (courtesy my parents….they helped!!) and I dusted them with white pearl dust. I’ve put pictures of a few angles so you can view moreof each side. This was also the first time I was actually given a design to work with. Hope you like it!
Filigree Rose Wedding Cake By CakeyKerryI made this for my friend’s wedding. Her design brief was: ‘Whatever! Just go for it!’, which is both very flattering and very scary! This is what I eventually came up with and (thankfully) the bride and groom loved it
Fan Filigree and Broderie Anglaise By Angiolina2009all made of sugar paste and royal icing
Filigree 60 By sheenaRoyal Icing filigree 60 – I hand piped this lace 60 with royal icing…it’s for an upcoming 60th birthday cake that I am making for my parent’s friend. It will be part of the cake topper…It measures 2″ x 2.5″ … I’m really happy with the way its turned out so far TFL
Filligree Weddingcake By Vera289I made this cake during a workshop at Crunchies & Munchies.
DSCF0560.JPG By kats0916This was for my son’s school’s annual fundraising auction. It was inspired by the invitation which featured the filligree design, hot air balloons and butterflies. All of the designs were made with sugarveil. The flowers are gumpaste and the suspended butterflies are porcelain.
Harrison By jlsheik50th Wedding AnniversaryFondant covered with black hand piped (stuff) lol fillagree I guess…I hate to pipe and thought I would hate this and it turned out ok!
Chocolate Berry Wrap Cake By theonlynameleftMississippi Mud Cake with blueberries, cherries & strawberries. My first attempt at a chocolate wrap which didn’t go too bad, my filagree is more squiggly though!
Asian Design Wedding Cake (Zhijun Li’s Cake) By NCcakeladyTwo tier 10′ – 7″ wedding cake in Asian design. Red rolled fondant covered. Fondant square draped over top, to give the illusion of fabric draping. Super gold luster dust hand painted filagree work. Large Chinese character “Xi” (meaning double happiness…like the BEST wishes EVER for the couple) made out of royal icing and painted in super gold. Super gold painted g-paste braided borders, hand painted gum paste cherry blossom flowers around base and in center. Sprayed gold new style Wilton pillars.
Shanell in Platinum By DeniseLacy cutouts in Platinum with button and pearl details.
By peppercornsFirst attempt oriental strings on a dummy cake all covered with fondant and Royal Icing for extension work.
Oriental String work and Extension work cake By VeenasArtofCakesSome Oriental String work and Extensions work on this cake with a center hand painted plaque.A yellow cake recipe with Vanilla Buttercream and homemade fondant. Progress pictures of these are on my blog.
Defying Gravity– Royal Icing Style By TheCakeEngineerCake dummy covered in black fondant. Royal icing lattice rings, royal icing brushed embroidery suspended over the cake surface using a floating collar technique. Royal icing hand piped ‘collar’ elements. Bridgeless string work and extensions, free hand. Ribbon around the bottom is white fondant with a small fondant bow, royal icing stitching. That’s a mouthful! Thanks for looking.
By kristinhintz88Vintage Cameo Valentine CakeFirst Place in Sweet Times in the Rockies 2013Holiday Cake Category, Advanced Adult DivisionWon “Best in Division” for Advanced Adults! <blush!>