I took part in a collaboration along with some other talented royal icing artists. The theme was Midsummer Night’s Eve. Now, this was a challenge, mainly because I really don’t like Shakespeare. But I do like royal icing, and to my great joy, there was a wedding. Cue a wedding cake!
So this is the wedding cake of Theseus and Hippolyta. If you want to see the other cakes (and you do, they are great), Bella Baking has shared them on their Facebook page.
I made an overpiping tutorial to go along with the cake. This overpiping pattern is the one you see along the top border of the cake. Enjoy!
Intertwined overpiping tutorial
Pipe the middle C-scrolls with round tube #2.
Continue with the S-scrolls on each side, working from the outside towards the middle.
Then pipe the larger C-scrolls in two parts, working from the side of the S-scroll and out.
If you want plumes, they should be piped now, as the overpiping will make it difficult to pipe them later on. Use a light color and round tube #1.5 or #1.
The overpiping is done with a lighter colour than the base (but still darker than the plumes) and tube #1.5 or #1. Repeat steps 1-3.
To achieve the illusion of intertwining scrolls, overpipe the entire larger C-scroll (see photo for detail). And then you’re done!