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!
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