Very Large Cornelli Lace??

Decorating By Nyxandra Updated 5 Apr 2011 , 2:11am by Kitagrl

Nyxandra Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 3:04am
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I have a wedding cake ordered and I am a little concerned with the bottom tier. It appears to me that this is a type of cornelli lace. I cannot, however, decide if this would be better done with buttercream or fondant. My concern is that if I do this with fondant, it might make the cake very heavy. Any advise or opinions is welcome. Thank you!!Image[/img]

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dmo4ab Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 3:20am
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I would use buttercream. Kind of looks like they piped buttercream on fondant and them airburshed the entire layer gold.

Nyxandra Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 3:23am
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That's what I thought, too. Probably very stiff buttercream. Do you think a tip 12 would work?

dmo4ab Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 3:31am
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Originally Posted by Nyxandra

That's what I thought, too. Probably very stiff buttercream. Do you think a tip 12 would work?




Yes, I would try tip 12. Looks to be about the right size.

CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 4:57am
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They look like fondant worms to me thumbsdown.gif

This cake would look so much better with a Greek Key pattern on the bottom tier. Maybe you're wondering why I'd pair a Greek design with an Egyptian pyramid??? Well, Greek and Egyptian art are both very precise... you never see random swirls and curly-Qs. You might see repeating scroll patterns or curved floral lines, but nothing as horribly random as those fondant snakes! thumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gif

Greek Key pattern images on Google:
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&biw=925&bih=589&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=greek+key+pattern&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=greek+key

Nyxandra Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 6:09pm
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CWR41, I think you're right. How would you go about getting that kind of greek design to look very clean cut on the cake?

CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by Nyxandra

CWR41, I think you're right. How would you go about getting that kind of greek design to look very clean cut on the cake?




Any way other than the ropes!

It could be done with a stencil, piped freehanded, flat fondant (or another medium) pieces with mitered corners, or (if you must use ropes), with extruded ropes that are miter cut. HTH. When completed, let us see your design!

TexasSugar Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 3:22pm
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I like the fondant 'ropes', I just feel they need to be smaller and maybe more patterned.

CarolAnn Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 3:49pm
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I think it'd definitely look better with smaller ropes.

leeyn Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 1:49am
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Greek and Egyptian art are both very preciseããã
That's really really amazing....

Kitagrl Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 2:11am
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Definitely looks like fondant pushed out of an extruder into ropes.

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