I'm I serious need of guidance. I am to do a
wesding cake in August and I'm at a loss of how to get this effect for decorating
I don't see a photo(?)
For some reason I can't get it to post the photo! :(.
Looks like piped buttercream ruffle effect to me.
Depending on the climate of the wedding and whether or not the cake will be outside, you may consider making the ruffles from fondant. I can only imagine the drippy ruffle mess that could occur if that cake was out in august heat. (I am in CA, so triple digits are our august norm)
but yes, the picture looks to be a ruffle tip. A 104 or the bigger ruffle tip (125? I am not near my tips to reference the number currently)
Found a video tutorial that looks about right. "Buttercream Ruffle Tutorial"