I have been practicing my filigree piping and I am so frustrated! No matter how much I practice it still looks like a 3rd grader was doodling--BADLY! I may get 2 or 3 swirls to look good- but the overall effect? Scribbling! Am I doomed to using pattern presses? GAHHHH
LOL, sorry to hear about your frustration. You will get there! Practice makes perfect! I can't pipe my way out of a paper bag so I can't offer anything but a pat on the back
have you tried making your filigree decorations with fondant, rolled buttercream, or gumpaste? country kitchen sweetart has filigree molds that are very cheap, just fill with fondant, etc. let dry and release from mold, then place on cake with gel piping, etc. they have some great molds for everything, very affordable. fast delivery buy ups.