String-work cake pipe by Bobbie


Most cake decorators refer to this style of royal icing extensions as Australian string-work,

but it actually originated in the UK, by master cake decorator Ernest Schulbe around the late 1800s early 1900s.

It is also known as ‘wing work’ and associated with South Africa.

Regardless of the rich history the finished cake is awe-inspiring.

Very few supplies are used for piping suspended string-work:

Royal icing (need a good recipe)

tips #0 and #00

Parchment cones.

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Elevate Your Holiday Cakes with Australian Bridgeless Extensions at 5th Avenue Cake Designs

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