I got to try out the Lambeth method the other day, a popular cake-decoration technique from... way back.
I´ve made a couple of halv-hearted attempts before, but put it aside thinking i was doing it all wrong. Turns out i just needed the basic idea - and a lot of practice. Just like everything else sugar!
A friend and i attended a Lambeth beginners course (part two) with the Sif and this was the outcome.
Lambeth is an incredibly exiting way to decorate cakes, so very opulent and ornate and i hope i´ll get around to making more attempts in the future. -Just have to remember how extremely time-consuming the technique is.
I walked around the cake in circles a couple of days, trying to decide wether to paint it with gold lustre or not, but decided i had to see it with gold. Suddenly it´s a totally different cake, but i still like it.
-I can´t wait to see Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton´s wedding cake on Friday 29. of April. The cake is announced to have elements of the Joseph A. Lambeth method in its decoration! :)
History: (Source; Picked up here and there on the internet)
"The Lambeth Method is derived from a style of decorating that was popular in England where chefs and decorators would use a lot of intricate piping to create 3-D scrollwork, leaves, flowers, vines and other decorations on cakes."
"In 1934, Joseph A. Lambeth put out his own book on decorating cakes using the Lambeth method. The book was a how-to book and included many tips and lessons on using the Lambeth Method to create ornate scrollwork."
-If you all promise NOT to compare with my cake, i`ll show you a real Joseph A. Lambeth-inspired cake here
29.04.2011: Royal wedding cakes finally revealed - page 2 and 3. So incredibly beautiful i completely lost breathe! Both cakes compliments the beautiful couple perfectly.
Congratulations William & Catherine :)