Lambeth/Australian Technique

This is my original creation using a variety of Lambeth and Australian techniques. I took Best of Show and center stage on the Best of Show table (signifying judges favorite out of the five Best of Show cakes chosen from different categories) in San Diego's Confections on Parade Cake Show in LaJolla, California in 2007. I like this photo better than the other I uploaded. TFL :-) Special thanks to Kerry Vincent, Wendy Kromer and Shirley Wilson for your invaluable advice in helping me create something I thought was out of my reach.


Comments

Mac Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning! I'm jealous--I want to learn this

LanaC Says... 7 years ago

I knew this was your work the second I saw the photo thumbnail. Excellent job, as usual.

bakesweet06 Says... 7 years ago

WOW DIVINE!!! Pardon my ignorance; did you do that with regular buttercream???

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

This is with royal but can also be done with buttercream! Definately!!! I've done it on a few of my sheet cakes for practice leading up to this cake. It's fun to do because the end result is really pretty.

rlsaxe Says... 7 years ago

It IS very pretty! Looks like a lot of hard work!

Jopalis Says... 7 years ago

Did you take a class for this? It's quite lovely. How long did all this decorating work take after fondant covered? Looks like it requires so much patience. Love it. Love bridgework but kind of in awe of it at this point.

jo_ann Says... 8 years ago

Wow. I love it . Thanks for showing the work in progress. I would love to learn this. Be sure to show the finished product. Great.

danilis Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful - I can hardly wait to seen the finished product.

cakemommy Says... 8 years ago

Thank you so much! It's really easy once you get the hang of it. It is very time consuming though, there is no doubt about that. It also takes a steady hand and a paintbrush! :roll:

cakes47 Says... 8 years ago

OOOOOOOOOOO This is going to be fun to watch!! Great work so far!!!

hktaitai Says... 8 years ago

neat! can't wait to see the final product.

Momkiksbutt Says... 7 years ago

I want to learn this!!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

It is super super easy! Anyone can do it.

fooby Says... 7 years ago

OMG girl, that's sooo amazing!! *bowing down and saying, "I am not worthy!"* :D

Crystal914 Says... 7 years ago

can you share how you did it? Do you have instruction/tutorial for this design?

ShirleyW Says... 7 years ago

It's an excellent start, now post some of the finished cushion. Very neatly done Amy!

katerpillrgrl Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous! You have got some talent!

Jopalis Says... 7 years ago

FANTASTIC! You go girl...we knew it was gorgeous!!! You so deserve it. We knew you "when".....

nefgaby Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations Amy!!! I´m soo happy for you!

Bettycrockermommy Says... 7 years ago

Amy, this is gorgeous!!! You deserve all the glory!! This cake is stunning!

Lisa Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!! Congrats! Stunning and breathless and well deserved!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

You all are so nice! I see "eh" and you all see :o 8O

karateka Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Cookie4 Says... 7 years ago

So impressive, could you please tell all of us how many hours you actually had making this cake. It's just georgeous!

fooby Says... 7 years ago

I'm your #1 fan! :D You're simply the best!!! ;-D

TandTHarrell Says... 7 years ago

cakemommy congrats..I only wish I was half this good...

sweetamber Says... 7 years ago

congratulations- you deserve it!

sweetbaker Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations. It's a gorgeous cake!!

golfgirl1227 Says... 7 years ago

You're too modest!!! It's an amazing cake!!!

rlsaxe Says... 7 years ago

congrats to you! It is absoltely beautiful! Savor the recognition!

mkolmar Says... 7 years ago

Gorgeous!!!!

JaneK Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations...an outstanding cake...beautiful!!!!

Sugarbunz Says... 7 years ago

Oh my goodness! That is amazing! I can't imagine how many hours you spent on that!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

I spent probably 70 total hours on the cake. I took my time doing it though because my hubby is deployed and I have two monsters I mean boys at home running rampant. I spread the decorating across 1 1/2 months. I took one week and two week breaks. Sometimes just days for drying time. You really can not rush this technique!

wgoat5 Says... 7 years ago

Wow Wow wow What a beautiful cake!! Just gorgeous!!

PaulaT Says... 7 years ago

Just exquisite - can't imagine how many hours it took - you are amazing. Many congratulations on this masterpiece.

FromScratch Says... 7 years ago

Oh WOW!!! I have been waiting to see the finished product and just WOW!!!! It's beautiful. Did you place in the competition??

awolf24 Says... 7 years ago

Simply amazing. I wouldn't be able to pipe stringwork even if my life depended on it. Gorgeous! Big congrats to you!! :)

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you so very much! Beginners luck!!

blueviolet Says... 7 years ago

OMG! so gorgeous and in my favorite colour

susanscakebabies Says... 7 years ago

You are sooo worthy, It's just amazing. I am not at all surprised with the judges!!!

mommalud Says... 7 years ago

never say never, this cake is gorgeous! i'm just starting out and to see this is very impressive!

Mettek Says... 7 years ago

STUNNING

stlalohagal Says... 7 years ago

Not worthy,... You are most definatly worthy!!! My mouth is just hanging open... I could only dream so big! Great job!!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

You are all way too kind! Thank you so much for all your compliments. They are truely appreciated!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

I love this look! You are wonderful at it already! Dang, I'm impressed!

Joolz Says... 7 years ago

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Where did you learn the technique could you PM me some information? Thanks!

Brickflor Says... 7 years ago

I just bought the 1934 Lambeth Method of Decorating book! Got it for $2.50 at a used book store. What consistency was frosting for this? Did you use royal or buttercream?

spongemomsweatpants Says... 7 years ago

Wow!! I mean really just wow! This is probally one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. You are so so talented

psurrette Says... 7 years ago

my hand hurts looking at it. Its Beautiful!

dynee Says... 7 years ago

WOW! What great work. I'd like a shot of the whole presentation.

QueLinda Says... 7 years ago

Wonderful stringwork

wickedreamer Says... 7 years ago

Truly Beautiful!

idoweddingcookies Says... 7 years ago

oh my goodness, this is beautiful... i love the colors too..

idoweddingcookies Says... 7 years ago

oh my, I have to learn how to do that. it's just so beautiful.

zubia Says... 7 years ago

8O 8O 8O 8O AWESOME

bonnebouche Says... 7 years ago

I cannot even fathom the time, patience, talent and creativity this takes. This is just beyond words.

BarbaraK Says... 7 years ago

Good lord! This is just awesome. You must have the patience of a saint and the steadiest hands known to mankind!!!!

suprena Says... 7 years ago

absolutely beautiful!!! How long did it take?

laurakelly2 Says... 7 years ago

This is so gorgeous! I haven't tried anything like this because I'm afraid I'd QUIT! :D

Jazz2U Says... 7 years ago

This is awesome! your stringwork is perfect! I'm not putting it in my favorites - why aggravate myself? Did you make it for an occasion? If not, I hope it's a dummy!

mommicakes Says... 7 years ago

we ask for detail, this is beautiful. wonderful job cakemommy. i just love it. the shade of purple is just WOW!!

Katskakes Says... 7 years ago

it's amazing!!! I'm here w/my 2 yo daughter next to me. she says mommy i liiiiike the cake. lol she has a good eye at a young age.

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

THANK YOU EVERYONE! YOU ALL ARE SO KIND!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you everyone! I spent about three days on that tier alone. That is mostly drying time! Of all the techniques on the cake, that tier was the easiest for me to do. It is something I have done before so I was happy to buzz right through a tier!! :)

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

:lol: :lol: I wanted to quit so bad but being that this is signature I knew I had to finish it.

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow gorgeous!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow gorgeous! did you take a class?

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

very nice!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

very nice!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow again!

MCook Says... 7 years ago

I AM SO JEALOUS!! :o

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Hi thank you! No I didn't take a class. I taught myself!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

wuaw i guess it is hard to eat that right? or not... hmm looks really nice

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

great job! congratulations!!!!!!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

wuaw! u did a great job looks amazing

cocorum21 Says... 7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL CAKE!

briannastreats Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Momkiksbutt Says... 7 years ago

I saw the thumnail and I just knew it was you!! Another great job!!

Iloveweddings Says... 7 years ago

Incredible. Just beautiful. I'm jealous.

American_Cake Says... 7 years ago

Wow!!! How long it took you to do it ?

susanscakebabies Says... 7 years ago

Another beauty, maybe you should right a book. You are that good!!!

mella705 Says... 7 years ago

Just gorgeous!

lapazlady Says... 7 years ago

Wow! What beautiful work, and such patience!! :o :D

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you so very much!

lovely Says... 7 years ago

Incredible. absolutly incredible.

LaSombra Says... 7 years ago

oh wow! I just commented on one of your in-progress pics, didn't realize you'd finished!! You won! Congrats (although belated here) I was searching for lambeth cakes and found these. This is BEAUTIFUL!

purplebutterfly1234 Says... 7 years ago

Breath- taking!

Crystal914 Says... 7 years ago

can you share how you did it? Do you have instruction/tutorial for this design?

ShirleyW Says... 7 years ago

It's an excellent start, now post some of the finished cushion. Very neatly done Amy!

katerpillrgrl Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous! You have got some talent!

Jopalis Says... 7 years ago

FANTASTIC! You go girl...we knew it was gorgeous!!! You so deserve it. We knew you "when".....

nefgaby Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations Amy!!! I´m soo happy for you!

Bettycrockermommy Says... 7 years ago

Amy, this is gorgeous!!! You deserve all the glory!! This cake is stunning!

Lisa Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!! Congrats! Stunning and breathless and well deserved!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

You all are so nice! I see "eh" and you all see :o 8O

karateka Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Cookie4 Says... 7 years ago

So impressive, could you please tell all of us how many hours you actually had making this cake. It's just georgeous!

fooby Says... 7 years ago

I'm your #1 fan! :D You're simply the best!!! ;-D

TandTHarrell Says... 7 years ago

cakemommy congrats..I only wish I was half this good...

sweetamber Says... 7 years ago

congratulations- you deserve it!

sweetbaker Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations. It's a gorgeous cake!!

golfgirl1227 Says... 7 years ago

You're too modest!!! It's an amazing cake!!!

rlsaxe Says... 7 years ago

congrats to you! It is absoltely beautiful! Savor the recognition!

mkolmar Says... 7 years ago

Gorgeous!!!!

JaneK Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations...an outstanding cake...beautiful!!!!

Sugarbunz Says... 7 years ago

Oh my goodness! That is amazing! I can't imagine how many hours you spent on that!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

I spent probably 70 total hours on the cake. I took my time doing it though because my hubby is deployed and I have two monsters I mean boys at home running rampant. I spread the decorating across 1 1/2 months. I took one week and two week breaks. Sometimes just days for drying time. You really can not rush this technique!

Momkiksbutt Says... 7 years ago

I want to learn this!!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

It is super super easy! Anyone can do it.

susanscakebabies Says... 7 years ago

You are sooo worthy, It's just amazing. I am not at all surprised with the judges!!!

fooby Says... 7 years ago

OMG girl, that's sooo amazing!! *bowing down and saying, "I am not worthy!"* :D

jo_ann Says... 8 years ago

Wow. I love it . Thanks for showing the work in progress. I would love to learn this. Be sure to show the finished product. Great.

danilis Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful - I can hardly wait to seen the finished product.

cakemommy Says... 8 years ago

Thank you so much! It's really easy once you get the hang of it. It is very time consuming though, there is no doubt about that. It also takes a steady hand and a paintbrush! :roll:

cakes47 Says... 8 years ago

OOOOOOOOOOO This is going to be fun to watch!! Great work so far!!!

hktaitai Says... 8 years ago

neat! can't wait to see the final product.

wgoat5 Says... 7 years ago

Wow Wow wow What a beautiful cake!! Just gorgeous!!

PaulaT Says... 7 years ago

Just exquisite - can't imagine how many hours it took - you are amazing. Many congratulations on this masterpiece.

FromScratch Says... 7 years ago

Oh WOW!!! I have been waiting to see the finished product and just WOW!!!! It's beautiful. Did you place in the competition??

awolf24 Says... 7 years ago

Simply amazing. I wouldn't be able to pipe stringwork even if my life depended on it. Gorgeous! Big congrats to you!! :)

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you so very much! Beginners luck!!

blueviolet Says... 7 years ago

OMG! so gorgeous and in my favorite colour

Mac Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning! I'm jealous--I want to learn this

LanaC Says... 7 years ago

I knew this was your work the second I saw the photo thumbnail. Excellent job, as usual.

bakesweet06 Says... 7 years ago

WOW DIVINE!!! Pardon my ignorance; did you do that with regular buttercream???

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

This is with royal but can also be done with buttercream! Definately!!! I've done it on a few of my sheet cakes for practice leading up to this cake. It's fun to do because the end result is really pretty.

rlsaxe Says... 7 years ago

It IS very pretty! Looks like a lot of hard work!

Jopalis Says... 7 years ago

Did you take a class for this? It's quite lovely. How long did all this decorating work take after fondant covered? Looks like it requires so much patience. Love it. Love bridgework but kind of in awe of it at this point.

mommalud Says... 7 years ago

never say never, this cake is gorgeous! i'm just starting out and to see this is very impressive!

Mettek Says... 7 years ago

STUNNING

stlalohagal Says... 7 years ago

Not worthy,... You are most definatly worthy!!! My mouth is just hanging open... I could only dream so big! Great job!!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

You are all way too kind! Thank you so much for all your compliments. They are truely appreciated!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

I love this look! You are wonderful at it already! Dang, I'm impressed!

Joolz Says... 7 years ago

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Where did you learn the technique could you PM me some information? Thanks!

Brickflor Says... 7 years ago

I just bought the 1934 Lambeth Method of Decorating book! Got it for $2.50 at a used book store. What consistency was frosting for this? Did you use royal or buttercream?

spongemomsweatpants Says... 7 years ago

Wow!! I mean really just wow! This is probally one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. You are so so talented

idoweddingcookies Says... 7 years ago

oh my goodness, this is beautiful... i love the colors too..

idoweddingcookies Says... 7 years ago

oh my, I have to learn how to do that. it's just so beautiful.

zubia Says... 7 years ago

8O 8O 8O 8O AWESOME

bonnebouche Says... 7 years ago

I cannot even fathom the time, patience, talent and creativity this takes. This is just beyond words.

BarbaraK Says... 7 years ago

Good lord! This is just awesome. You must have the patience of a saint and the steadiest hands known to mankind!!!!

suprena Says... 7 years ago

absolutely beautiful!!! How long did it take?

laurakelly2 Says... 7 years ago

This is so gorgeous! I haven't tried anything like this because I'm afraid I'd QUIT! :D

Jazz2U Says... 7 years ago

This is awesome! your stringwork is perfect! I'm not putting it in my favorites - why aggravate myself? Did you make it for an occasion? If not, I hope it's a dummy!

mommicakes Says... 7 years ago

we ask for detail, this is beautiful. wonderful job cakemommy. i just love it. the shade of purple is just WOW!!

psurrette Says... 7 years ago

my hand hurts looking at it. Its Beautiful!

dynee Says... 7 years ago

WOW! What great work. I'd like a shot of the whole presentation.

QueLinda Says... 7 years ago

Wonderful stringwork

wickedreamer Says... 7 years ago

Truly Beautiful!

Katskakes Says... 7 years ago

it's amazing!!! I'm here w/my 2 yo daughter next to me. she says mommy i liiiiike the cake. lol she has a good eye at a young age.

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

THANK YOU EVERYONE! YOU ALL ARE SO KIND!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you everyone! I spent about three days on that tier alone. That is mostly drying time! Of all the techniques on the cake, that tier was the easiest for me to do. It is something I have done before so I was happy to buzz right through a tier!! :)

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

:lol: :lol: I wanted to quit so bad but being that this is signature I knew I had to finish it.

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow gorgeous!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow gorgeous! did you take a class?

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

very nice!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

very nice!

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

wow again!

MCook Says... 7 years ago

I AM SO JEALOUS!! :o

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Hi thank you! No I didn't take a class. I taught myself!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

wuaw i guess it is hard to eat that right? or not... hmm looks really nice

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

great job! congratulations!!!!!!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

wuaw! u did a great job looks amazing

cocorum21 Says... 7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL CAKE!

briannastreats Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Momkiksbutt Says... 7 years ago

I saw the thumnail and I just knew it was you!! Another great job!!

Iloveweddings Says... 7 years ago

Incredible. Just beautiful. I'm jealous.

American_Cake Says... 7 years ago

Wow!!! How long it took you to do it ?

mella705 Says... 7 years ago

Just gorgeous!

susanscakebabies Says... 7 years ago

Another beauty, maybe you should right a book. You are that good!!!

lapazlady Says... 7 years ago

Wow! What beautiful work, and such patience!! :o :D

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you so very much!

LaSombra Says... 7 years ago

oh wow! I just commented on one of your in-progress pics, didn't realize you'd finished!! You won! Congrats (although belated here) I was searching for lambeth cakes and found these. This is BEAUTIFUL!

lovely Says... 7 years ago

Incredible. absolutly incredible.

purplebutterfly1234 Says... 7 years ago

Breath- taking!

EmilyGrace Says... 7 years ago

Wow... i've just been staring at this cake in disbelief for about 5 minutes... amazing.

tracycakes Says... 7 years ago

wow!!

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

FromScratch Says... 7 years ago

Critique Group Member: I will say only this... "We're not worthy!!! We're not worthy!!!!!" :wink:

69jersey Says... 7 years ago

Exquisite! 8O

Steady2Hands Says... 7 years ago

Critique Group Member: Wow ~ what incredible stringwork. I would love to try the Lambeth technique someday. Those oval striped thingies on the sides are incredibly perfect. Wow! No critique here.

Steady2Hands Says... 7 years ago

In case everyone doesn't get a chance to check out the other photos of this cake (which I recommend you do :D ), those "oval thingies" are called Cusion Lattice :wink:

Steady2Hands Says... 7 years ago

This cake is fit for royalty :D

we3greenes Says... 7 years ago

wow! mouth gapping open wow! that's all i can say. wow! 8O

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

Holy Moley this looks fantastic!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

Oh myyyyyyyyyyyy!! Wow!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

Wow, it's very beauitiful! Now can you imagine doing this all the time? Do you suppose ole Mr. Lambeth had a lot of orders for this sort of thing> It's the most intimidating style/technique I've ever seen for cakes. You did a wonderful job!

Petit-four Says... 6 years ago

Amazing! Thanks for posting the close-ups. Your work is exquisite.

mysonshines Says... 6 years ago

That is a true work of art. I'd put it in my fav's if there was even a teeny chance I'd come close but no way. Belated Congrats.


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