Brush Embroidery with Peony
Beautifully handcrafted sugar peony placed on a square-edged cake decorated with a brush embroidery design.
Created by: Emma Hamriding
Peoney by: Nicci Campbell
Photographer: Jonathan Gooding
Date: March 2013
This design is done using the technique of brush embroidery which has a slightly different twist on lace work as it is done by hand instead of a lace mould (when you see the same few patterns repeated everywhere), giving the cake a personal touch.
For a modern, sharp-edged look the cake needs to be coated with either ganache or marzipan to give a good firm base before icing.
It has then been finished off with a beautifully hand crafted – individually wired petal by petal – peony, dusted with colour to create realism.