Some things turn out great ....and some things don't.
One thing I have never really attempted to do is any decorative piping on my cakes. So, in an effort to learn something new I thought I would make up some royal icing, which I have never done, and try out some piping. I've seen a lot of cool stuff done with piping like dots, beads, swirls, damask, florals, etc. I thought I would start with straight lines since that was what I figured was most basic. What I found was that it may be basic, but it is really hard! After trying to pipe straight lines on this small cake, I have the utmost respect for people with extraordinary piping skills. This is definitely something that I will have to keep working on!