Lace Detail On Lingerie Cake

Decorating By dmo4ab Updated 17 Feb 2011 , 10:12pm by dmo4ab

dmo4ab Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:46pm
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I'm making a lingerie box cake for this weekend. The cake will be covered completely with fondant. The top of the lingerie is white and has what looks like black lace on it done in a fashion similar to cornelli lace. I figure I need to pipe the black lace detail for it to look best, so that will be buttercream or royal icing.
My concern is..I plan on steaming the cake to make the fondant look bright and shiny. But....what's going to happen to the BC or RI that is piped on when I steam the cake? Will it try to melt and run?

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KJ62798 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:52pm
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BC is definitely going to melt under moisture/heat. RI might be OK if it is really well dried. I would do a test.

Can you steam the fondant BEFORE you pipe on the lace details?


mychurch Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 10:03pm
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hi , i use a clear food safe clear spray, it gives a lovely sheen.

dmo4ab Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by KJ62798

Can you steam the fondant BEFORE you pipe on the lace details?

That's a great idea. I could do everything but the piping, steam, let dry, and pipe as the last detail.


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