I’m very grateful for all the Chefs and cake decorators I have had a chance to meet they have taught me so much. You know who you are :)
For this cake the roses are made with gumpaste, piping with royal icing and the cake is covered with fondant.
Lambeth method of piping is one of the most skilled techniques in cake decorating. In 1934 Joseph Lambeth shared his ornate style of cake decorating when he wrote and published his book The Lambeth Method of Cake Decorating. If you find a copy of the his book buy it, the book is rare and hard to find. I was lucky enough to have won a bid at ebay and got a hold at Joseph Lambeth book. I love this book I love the look of this type of decoration. It's very unique. Joseph Lambeth’s decorative piping is based on the old English tradition of “over-piping,” creating rows and rows of intricate piped details, scrolls, shells, and garlands. It is probably the most extravagant techniques of piping and generally reserved for very special occasion such as a wedding.