I have a wedding cake to do. I have attached a picture of it. It looks like crinkled tissue paper. She really loves it. I tried to discourage her from ordering it since I haven't done it before but shes even more confident in me than I am lol. So I'm taking it on. Never seen a cake like this. Can anyone guide me on how to do this? Thanks.
Cornelli lace with a diference? Maybe some kind of random embosser?
At first I thought it was strips of fondant ruffled on the bottom edge, but at second glance I don't think so. I'm stumped by this one!
I think it's just piped on with bc or royal. Cool look. Should be easy and quick.
I had a friend ask me about this cake and I did a little test cake to see if I could duplicate the technique. I iced the cake with buttercream and smoothed it. Then I went back over it with a bag of buttercream and a tip 3 or 5 - can't remember - and piped random lines.
I agree with Leah....looks like piped bc or royal.
This is the kind I love to do - - smooth buttercream and then total randomness! This will be easier than easy. Don't let this one get away!
I agree w/the others.....a take off on 'cornelli'. Use a small round - or better yet, an oval - tip to make random lines around the cakes.
Thanks so much guys! I'm going to do a test run of this in the next few weeks. The wedding is in June and hopefully I can get it to look just like this cake. It is really cool and unique. I haven't seen anything like it. Thanks for all your advice. Thanks again!
Found an almost identical cake listed at
It's listed under buttercream cakes
That one is even prettier than the first one, Lynne3, and it's easier to see how it might be done. The effect is very striding, isn't it?