Created by: Cakes by Bert
Project

Ashley's Wedding Cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake is covered in fondant. Then used royal icing over tulle with stencil to create the lace effect on sides of tiers, then outlined the lace with royal icing. Flowers are all made from gum paste. There are roses, tiger lilies, hydrangeas, vanda orchids, shamrocks, leaves, filler flowers. What are you most proud of? The flowers and the lace effect. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan ahead and make plenty of flowers to allow for breakage. It took a lot of flowers to go up the whole cake. Make sure to have plenty of set up time, not able to prestack cake before delivery, so all stacking and placement of flowers had to be done at location.

You Can Make This

Cakes by Bert made Ashley's Wedding Cake with:

The Ultimate Sugar Rose

Online Class

The Ultimate Sugar Rose

with Nicholas Lodge

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake is covered in fondant. Then used royal icing over tulle with stencil to create the lace effect on sides of tiers, then outlined the lace with royal icing. Flowers are all made from gum paste. There are roses, tiger lilies, hydrangeas, vanda orchids, shamrocks, leaves, filler flowers. What are you most proud of? The flowers and the lace effect. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan ahead and make plenty of flowers to allow for breakage. It took a lot of flowers to go up the whole cake. Make sure to have plenty of set up time, not able to prestack cake before delivery, so all stacking and placement of flowers had to be done at location.

Q&A with Cakes by Bert

brbawhite1306007 asked:
Beautiful cake and flowers, am sure your daughter was happy with the outcome.
Cakes by Bert answered:
Thank you.
Janis S. TheCookieMomster asked:
Can you explain how you made the lace "look" like lace? You wrote that you used "royal icing over tulle with stencil, and then outlined the lace with royal icing". Does this mean that you placed a piece of tulle on the fondant covered cake, topped the tulle with a stencil that had the "shape" or "form" of what a section of lace would resemble, and applied royal icing over the stencil which had the tulle beneath it, covering the openings in the stencil? In this process, the tulle then creates the "cross-hatching" pattern found in lace? You then finished by outlining the border of the lace "effect" to give it the look of a "finished edge"...just as a real piece of lace would have? Is this how you would explain what you did? Sorry if this is long winded....I am just so impressed with your cake...the flowers are beautiful and the design is spot on....I love the "flow".....do wish there were close ups of the lace. :)
Cakes by Bert answered:
You are pretty much correct on the procedure, except the tulle is placed on top of the stencil, not under the stencil. You can view tutorial on how I did this at http://evilcakegenius.com - this is where I purchased the stencils. Hope this helps. And thank you I really appreciate your comments.