How do I achieve a lace pattern on buttercream by piping, etc.? I've seen this done and it's stunning. Could someone please explain this?
I'm thinking I meant "embroidery" effect. There are a number of wedding gown cake photos that appear to have a "pattern" piped in buttercream, but it doesn't look like cornelli lace.
By the way, yesterday I received that book you suggested I buy.
Get a highlighter or a supply of post-it notes ... you'll mark a lot of passages!
I love that embroidery look but haven't tried it yet. I need to add that to my 2009 Goals and Objectives!!
Do you mean something like this?
I have a video showing how to do this too:
K2... I have seen some decorators use the actual lace from the dress, and lightly press it onto the cake, then pipe over the pattern with a very small tip..... And there are alot of what I would call impression mats that have different embroidery patterns on them...... I shouldn't say "mat"..... but more like a plastic tool with a pattern...... does that make any sense ???
serious cakes~ that's beautiful, but it wasn't a painted effect... I didn't know how else to describe what I saw on that cake. But thank you
Impression Mat... that might be the "trick". I always assume everyone else is struggling (like me) to do everything freehand ~ but then I discover there are all these "tricks of the trade" to help us out... I'm sure lots of people can pipe these designs freehand, but the transfer method seems like a great way to train yourself. I just need to practice keeping my hands steady... they get so tired and cramped. (I'm impatient)
I'm going to look at the photos again and see if that's it.
Thanks very much!!!
I don't know if this is the kind of lace you're talking about, but I have 2 cakes with fondant lace in my photos. I bought the molds at elegantlacemolds.com
I bought a mold for the hatbox cake I made. You can check my pics and see if that is what you are looking for.