Cornelli Lace On Side Of Cake

Decorating By langranny Updated 15 Jun 2010 , 2:08am by elvisb

langranny Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 6:25pm
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I have a wedding cake due Saturday and it has Cornelli lace on the sides of one tier. I've done CL on the tops of cakes, but never on the sides. How do I get it attach to the cake and look even?

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Odyssey Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 6:32pm
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I prop up my turntable on an angle so it can still turn and just work the cornelli like normal. Once you get it in front of you and start it's easy.

ddaigle Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 6:43pm
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I place my turntable on an bucket of fondant and sit on a stool. I find it easy to do scroll work or CL when my cake is eye level. Just make sure your cake is completely stable on whatever you use.

leily Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 1:50am
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I personally have never had luck with proping my cake at an angle. I put it up higher and sit on a lower chair (dinning room chair at a kitchen counter) and then do the CL while the cake is sitting level on my turntable.

That's how i did this one.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=481853
and this one (and the little ones were held on a flower nail in my hand)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=481483

elvisb Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:08am
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Me too! icon_smile.gif I've never had luck tipping my cakes at an angle either! I set my turntable on a filled ice cream bucket to give it height, then grab a stool so your cake is eye level. It's just tall enough to work easily, but short enough that I can prop my elbows up on the tabletop so my hands are steadier. Ditto on making sure it's something sturdy.

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