Can this be done ?? I want to do this on a little 8inch fruit cake but not sure how to get round the corners and make the strings even. So is there a method or some photos I can look at ?? I have searched on here but they are mostly round or the squares have something hiding the corners or other piping work to fill it in.
I recommend either of Toba Garret books about decorating, bridge work is her speciality. HTH
Hi thanks for the quick reply I do have one of her books - hence why I want to try it - she has inspired me !!! But it does not have squares only round so I suppose I will have to make a practice round one - but I just thought maybe I can practice on a square cake tin !!!
One way to do it it to do scalloping all around the cake, so that once you reach a corner it is hidden by the scalloped edging (the bridge work on the base of your cake board).
I would recommend looking at cake decorating resources from Australia as this method was popularized in the 1980s in Australia (although it goes back a lot earlier!) Nicholas Lodge (English) also has some excellent instructions on extension work in his International Sugarcraft books (I think Book 2).
I love the way this lady explains and goes through the steps.