That's a no-brainer! If you look closely you'll see that the pattern is made up of rectangles (with slanted short-ends) in a chevron pattern!
Lovely cake - make sure you charge out the wazoo 'cause that is going to take you an age.
It does look like chevron like Godot said. One strip is pointed side up, and then the next strip or row is pointed side down.
but the shading on each 'box' makes 'em look like they are not flat but bevled, 3-d ish
beveled perfectly i might add
then you look at the profile of the cake and you see it is all smooth
tremendous optical illusion--really a stunner cake
think it's piped? with a rose tip or something maybe
I think it can be done with a cutter similar to this one. I think it is all in the arrangement or the chevron pattern and the 3D look is an illusion. Maybe done with pearl dust shading.
It is very pretty. Does the book not give any ideas or hints on how it is done?
It's a Martha Stewart cake and she doesn't tell you how to make it?? Isn't that kind of her schtick? Martha Stewart FAIL! I have her wedding book at home but I don't think that's in it....
It could be piped, but the top row of chevrons on each tier rise above the top edge of the cake so I'm guessing fondant. If piped it would require an incredibly steady hand and a perfect consistency icing. I know I couldn't do it.
white and ivory!!!
Geometric Wedding Cake
This modern masterpiece needs little more than a sleek stand to become a sculptural work of art. Wendy Kromer created the cube-inspired pattern by alternating white and ivory fondant strips and affixing them with royal icing to the fondant beneath. For even more graphic appeal, stack round favor boxes covered in paper sporting a similar geometric design on platters.
The use of two colors like white and ivory may help give it more dimension since one would be a little darker, but maybe I'm wrong.
Another thought.... I would measure out a peice of wax paper the circumference and height of your cake and do the design on that and THEN attach with royal icing. It should stay straight that way.
Thanks all yes I eventually found the design and it does say there is a clipart to download but I couldn't get it as it says Access denied. Thanks Jackie for the pdf file.
Very time consuming and yes MsFg perhaps the chevron cutter would work but need to be able to access in NZ.
I may be wrong but its looks like this side pattern could have been created using a LATTICE pastry cutter, on a smooth fondant base.
Using a diamond cutter and then cutting those shapes in half would give you even sized, already bevled on the side stripes to use on this pattern. Hope that helps.
Looks to me like its just six million tiny little strips of fondant painstakingly placed in that pattern, with half the strips having a little shading on the bottom side.
WOWZA! What a ton of work!
There's at least 140 on the top tier alone...