I just ran across this cake online... and im speechless.... Anyone know how this might have been done?
To me it looks like it's all piped on there with royal icing, using various tip widths. I was looking at the third tier from the top on the left and noticed that the outline is very wide, which made me think that it was like a quilled pattern (could have been piped with a flat tip). But then if you look at the other outlines they are not all even like you see in a typical quilled pattern. So I think it's royal icing. The more closely I look the more I am positive it's been piped. You can see the unevenness in some of the outlines where the decorator's hand was a bit unsteady. Some of them may have been piped before and then applied to the cake-especially the designs that are sticking above the edges. The blue/green part I have no clue as I can't see it well at all. But it certainly is a very pretty cake.
I think her business is closed according to Yelp.
I think the pieces that sort of look like an aplique' (sp?) were done ahead in royal, as were the little flowers; after they were applied to the cake, then the dots were hand piped.
Nice Annie, thanks for the good find!
If I am looking at it right, it is just lace mold cut outs, piped over. It's actually pretty easy. I love how some of these cakes can have a very over the top look, but when it comes right down to the technique, it's not as hard as it may seem.