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Elegant Lace Cakes

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Elegant Lace Cakes
Elevate any cake’s elegance with edible lace techniques from British cake designer Zoë Clark.

Learn Zoë’s versatile approach to appliqué to create beautiful Broderie anglaise (English lace), floral designs and lace borders for multi-tiered lace cakes inspired by bridal fashion. Zoë teaches you how to use brush embroidery and over-piping techniques to add sophistication and texture to your cakes, and the classic British method of covering both a square and round cake in marzipan. You’ll love Zoë’s straightforward teaching style as she shares how to add delicate dimension to all-white wedding cakes and expand the theme to include miniature cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Inspiration

  • Meet British cake designer Zoe Clark and learn how to find design inspiration and sketch it out.


Lesson 2. Covering Cakes With Marzipan

  • Learn how to roll out marzipan, confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal, and cover both square and round cakes.


Lesson 3. Appliqué Techniques

  • Learn Zoe's methods for making blossoms, stephanotis, lace borders and Broderie anglaise. And learn how to use molds to make beautiful textured lace.


Lesson 4. Piping & Brush Embroidery

  • Learn elegant over-piping and brush embroidery techniques. Learn how to emboss your icing with a lace pattern and add a beautiful scalloped border.


Lesson 5. Corsage Flowers, Buttons & Sash

  • Make beautiful embellishments — sashes, button bands and corsages — that reflect the look of any wedding dress.


Lesson 6. Combining Appliqué & Piping

  • Create extra layers of elegance by combining these two sophisticated techniques.


Lesson 7. Elegant Lace Desserts

  • Use the techniques you've learned to decorate cookies, cupcakes and miniature lace cakes.

"This class is really one of the best. Zoe's cakes are among my favorites. I have admired her delicate lace details and I have so many of her cakes stored in my “favorites” and didn't even realize they were all from the same person. Thank you, Zoe, for sharing your amazing talents. I truly feel as if I have taken a million-dollar class.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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