Australian Method

Australian Method [aw-streyl-yuhn methuh d] noun

Royal wedding cake detail using the Australian method

A school of cake decorating that originated in Australia during the time of English colonization, featuring delicate string-work and ornate over-piping on fondant-covered cakes. Over-piping is the process of piping the same shape over and over itself to create a 3-D effect. The Australian Method uses the same style as the Lambeth Method, but incorporates the use of much more ornate scrollwork. Tiny seed beads and pearls are often integrated into the stringwork, rendering this part inedible. The technique is quite painstaking and the results are works of art. Wilton teaches classes that are fun and challenging for the experienced cake decorator.

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