Notice my contact info to the right, if you want to contact me with any questions. I would also like to say that I do attempt to give credit where credit is due. I do not make any claims to cakes in my blog except the ones in my slideshow. If I show a cake I will try to post some type of identifer with it, however, if I don't know who posted the cake it is impossible for me to do that. I am only using the cake to illustrate a specific technique.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sorry I haven't been posting!

I have been working a lot of overtime recently, so this has prevented me from being as diligent on my blog as I would like to be.

Nonetheless, I am happy to announce my new passion for cake techniques. There is a method of decorating that has survived the over many years called the Lambeth Method of Decorating. These cakes are phenominal.

In the Lambeth method, royal icing is placed in layers upon layers in intricate designs over fondant. The effect is spectacular. The traditionalism of such work is what attracts me to this method I think. To look at it, you can picture yourself in an earlier time long ago...true Victorianism at its best. But this is beauty that can't be described. You just have to see it to appreciate it.

I would like you to know up front that I did not create this cake. This cake was done by a member called Gefion. I think the work is so fantastic, and I really would like you to see the craftsmanship that went into this cake. I would also like to note that this technique is very time and labor intense, so you would know how much work went into making this cake.

This is true cake designing at its best, and I would really love to learn this technique. I'll let you know what I learn when I do.

Edited to add: I just had to add this to my post for those, like myself, that are interested in this method. I found a couple tutorials. Sif Jensen was kind enough to post a tutorial on this method. Here is a link to the site. Also, I found this link as well. I hope these will help you all out. They don't go into it extensively, but it will give you a general idea and maybe give you a starting framework to work with. I hope this helps. I know I am going to try this out the first chance I get.