Lace Applique Cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, Custom Lace Mold What are you most proud of? I really love the detail I was able to capture in the lace, and how realistic it looks! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's easy, but give yourself plenty of time! Hand cutting is time consuming, make sure you charge for your valuable time!

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste
  • Modeling Chocolate

Q&A with Happy Cakes

Cookiebun asked:
Your cake is absolutely outstanding! I really love the fondant lace. In making molds, what is the best method for making them? I have had problems with my molds coming out too thick or it doesn't take well enough to see the patten.
Happy Cakes answered:
Hi, I'm so sorry I just now saw your question! I glued cardboard to the back of my lace first, and trimmed around it so I would have a deeper mold. When molding the lace, make sure to press really well & make sure there are no air bubbles. Then when imprinting the lace, I use a pasta roller, I think I was on setting 3 or 4 to have a nice thin piece.... and press it into the mold really well with a cosmetic sponge, or thin foam to get the best detail impression. I didn't have much luck just rolling over it with a rolling pin. It's time consuming, but I think the effect is worth it!
thesweetlifebb asked:
Beautiful! I made a lace mold using Rachel's instructions for my sister's wedding cake - which part did you modify to get a thicker imprint? The fabric is so thin and delicate and I would love to make it a little thicker fondant piece.
Happy Cakes answered:
I'm so sorry, I only just now saw that I have comments on this project! Before gluing the lace down to the acrylic, I glued it to a double thickness of cardboard (like cereal box cardboard, not shipping box cardboard), and trimmed around it. Then glued that down to another piece of acrylic to make the mold. It raised it just enough to give a little deeper mold!
fanny fondant asked:
So, if I understand correctly, you just used the cardboard baking to make the mold?
Happy Cakes answered:
I used the cardboard backing to make the lace mold thicker... it still had the lace glued to it. But gave me a little more depth to work with.

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