Hi, please could you help me to identify what the technique is used on tiers 1,3 and 5? It looks like print but I haven't seen it before.
can anyone advise on how I would achieve this effect?
thank you for your help in advance!
sorry, I attached it the first time, it must have disappeared!
It looks like lace to me. You can see the folds/creases on layer 3 along the edge. Must be a wide lace to cover parts of the top too.
I think it lace that's been held on the cake and then had dust applied. Then the lace was removed. I love the way he color is uneven. Or,maybe the lace was imprinted on the cake (perhaps with a fondant smoother) and then dusted.
It looks like edible lace over marbled fondant to me. Looks like maybe on tier 1 the edge is turned to ruffle back out in the front instead of folded and tucked under the edge of the second tier. But everywhere else its got the pleat-type folds.
Honestly? The real question to me is what type of lace it is. I'm not entirely sure it's edible lace. I was asked to put a 3" wrap of stretchy fabric lace around a "champagne" (biege) colored wedding cake recently and it looked a lot like that. The one I used fit in the center of the tier. But looking at the way the folds lay on tier three makes me wonder if this isn't fabric lace too. I've used some edible lace but it was a homemade version. I haven't used the Martello Sugar Dress I have in the cabinet yet. I'm not sure how it handles and if edible lace would fold quite that way. Maybe a more experienced lace decorator can answer that?
Looks like fabric lace
When you look closely at the flowers they look like fabric so I'm thinking it is fabric lace around the cake. You could achieve a similar look with edible lace. I recently made a cake with edible lace and it does look similar but the lace mould is tall enough to neatly fit on a 10cm high cake without the folded over part on the top of each cake.
Thank you for your replies everyone, I'll try a couple of techniques and see how I get on. It would be weird to use fabric lace as it would have to be taken off before cutting it. Looks like I'll be investing in some sugarveil!
thanks for your help