AThat looks like piping to me, also looks like a henna design/pattern.
I agree it's piping. I was wondering if it started with an impression. It's so uniform! I don't know that I could do all that free hand! I like the idea of searching for henna impression. I've been looking under "lace" and haven't been able to find.
AYep it's very intricate, I also do henna designs so the pattern looks familiar. You should try it, it's fun to do although tiring!!
I am revisiting this thread. I now do not believe this is hand piped without a pattern. I saw several cakes on pinterest that had this exact design. It has to come from a pattern. Can anyone help me find the mold or stencil?? I'm not having any luck.
not exact--but you (i) could get there from here:
and just fill in all the spaces in between with dots and scrolls etc.
this diagram gives the dimensions:
in fact--if you go here and click open the thumbnail on the right--it gets you closer & closer
when you overpipe you can pull the design any which way you want--kwim
Googled "henna stencils for cakes" and yielded the following:
There's got to be a link in there that will help.