Princess Kate Clematis

Daily Top 3 - Sep 25, 2017

I was thrilled to be asked to make this royal iced boozy fruit cake cake for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The client wanted delicate Cornelli lace piping and a spray of Princess Kate Clematis. This particular flower has a very special (and sad) meaning for the family and so it was quite moving. The anniversary couple’s daughter (Kate) had died far too young of cancer and the clematis is now in the family’s gardens in her honour.

The flowers are made with cold porcelain and below are some progress shots of how I made the centres, using an extruder gun. After extruding a long strip, I coloured it with dusting colours and then pulled small bits off, stretching them as I pulled, which created fine, curly ends that weren’t coloured.

Also below are a couple of progress photos of the cornelli piping, using a number 1 nozzle. Cornelli is also known as Filigree or Chantilly. The basic principle is the same, ie the piped lines do not have beginnings or endings and must not make contact with each other. If you look really closely, you will see that I clearly rebelled on all counts!

Thank you for looking and love to you all.


Supplies: boozy fruit cake royal icing marzipan home made cold porcelain edible colours

Tools: piping bag no.1 nozzle extruder gun paint brushes clematis cutter and veiner

Tags: princess kate clematis clematis diamond anniversary royal icing cornelli lace filigree piping chantilly lace cold porcelain flowers step by step clematis centres traditional fruit cake

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Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

Wow, I am impressed! :) xx

Gabriela Doroghy ...


CakeHeaven by Marlene ...


MsGF ...


Sandra Smiley ...

Your rebellious Cornelia lace is beautiful and the clematis gorgeous and so realistic. A stunning cake!

Tortolandia ...

So beautiful!!!

The Moonlight Hare ...

Delicate work there, very intricate and what a beautiful result!
Think this is my favourite at the moment of the most recent cakes you’ve done xx

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Beautiful cake..Beautiful “rebellious lace”…Beautiful flowers..

Monikine torty ( Cakes by Monika) ...


Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you all so much! I am so glad you appreciate the naughty lace haha!! I really appreciate your comments and support, thank you all! xxxx

Cakes by Evička ...

SO beautiful!

Sweet Side of Cakes by Khamphet ...

Absolutely gorgeous x

Evelindecora ...

Fabulous!!! 💖

Olina Wolfs ...


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