Originally Posted by Thais
Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes
Here is one I did for a swim club, she didn't want people.
How did you make the ropes? they look really good.
I piped a long bead or strip of fairly stiff buttercream vertically and then using a writing tip, can't remember which size, maybe a 4 or 5 type of tip, just piped horizontal lines over it. You can't see it well in this picture, but I iced the top of the cake in white and market off tiles using a ruler, then very slightly tinted the piping gel blue and you could still see the tiles through the gel.
Edited to change tip used from weave to writing tip, sorry, had to think about which one.