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Lace-Applique Doily Cake

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Elegant Lace Cakes taught by Zoe Clark

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

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Lace Cakes
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Any Occasion
Type 1 Tier
Material Royal Icing, Fondant, Gum Paste
Style Elegant, Traditional
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I'm very happy to share with you my second lace cake project. Again, I'm working with small cakes since I'm just practicing. This time I decided to try the lace appliqué method, but to make it more interesting, I connected the appliqué flowers to give the impression as if the cake is covered with a doily. I crumb coated the cake with ganache as opposed to marzipan, since the cake itself is a gentle strawberry cake. I was afraid that a layer of marzipan and then fondant was going to be too heavy on it. The appliqué flowers were done with gum paste, as we learned in this class, and the connecting lines with royal icing.

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What are you most proud of? I'm very happy with the way the lace appliqué design turned out. In my opinion, it really looks as if the cake is covered with a doily! I also like the simple design on the cake board. It feels as if a strip of lace fabric was just place on it to rest all around.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The same as in my previous project. Prepare carefully and know exactly how you are going to execute your steps so that you minimize frustration and get clean results!

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Very pretty! :).

03/05/2014 Flag

Thank you!

03/05/2014 Flag

This is really pretty and clean! Great work!

03/11/2014 Flag

So simple and so pretty zxx

03/12/2014 Flag

Beautiful ! Thank you for sharing:)

04/09/2014 Flag