I totally think it looks piped on. Maybe with a number 4 or 5 round tip.
I'd guess piped on too.
It could be piped. I think that it looks like fondant that was pressed into a mold of some sort...like rolled out over crinkled wax paper
Looks piped on but I am thinking you could achieve the same look using a painting faux finish technique...
if its iced in buttercream, just after is has slightly crusted wrap it up in wrinkled plastic wrap...then pull off...
I have never tried this on a cake...just a thought though
bripastryguy, I love that cake! It's sooo cool! I couldn't really tell what technique they used either because it is hard to see. I decided to get a magnifying glass and look at it through that. That helped a little. I'm guessing that they used a 4 or 5 round tip also but after that I think they may have smoothed it a bit with something like wax paper or typing paper or a viva paper towel. Thats my best guess so far. It makes me want to jump up and go try it on a cake dummy.
could it be fondant using a clay extruder and then wrapping it round and round? it looks so beautiful!
I agree, it looks like it is piped or they attached fondant strings using an extruder.
Hey Brian--I'm used to seeing you on egullet. Hope all is well and the businesses are thriving.
The end of that thread has a potential idea on this design element. At least that's what I thought of when I read "new technique" not sure it is indeed what was used there but it is the newest to me. I haven't tried it yet.
Where was this picture found????
she has no idea where the picture is from, i'm going to try running a 50/50 mix of gum paste and fondant through the fine spagetti cutter on my pasta machine.