Flexique™ Instant Lace Cake Contest Entry Christine Chapman

Christine Chapman of Crumbs Cakery in Bainbridge Island, WA created a mermaid wedding cake themed on "Stained Glass" for our Flexique Instant Lace Contest

Imagine the possibilities that open up when you are able to create edible stained glass, a Tiffany lamp, a glass menagerie or maybe a water feature like a pond or raindrops. Well with Flexique it can be beautifully done! Flexique is in fact as translucent as actual stained glass and this completely changed my original design idea. To showcase this product in it's fuIl glory I decided to have the glass sit an inch away from the cake, allowing me to backlight my design, making it even more serene.

The lead lines were made out of a mixture of Flexique Lace and cornstarch while using Flexique for the stained glass. Thankfully Joe and Marilyn from Unique Flexique showed me the tricks of the trade and while a little tricky to use, (I never held a hot piping bag in my hand before!) I dove straight in. Other than a paint brush, piping bag & tip, Flexique requires no additional tools, which is always a plus in my opinion.

To balance out the flowing and whimsical mermaid design I decided on a classical framework on a square cake with acanthus leaves, made with a mold, and outlined in a simple shimmery ivory. My favorite part was experimenting with a product that really gives us a new opportunity to play with light! It certainly is a material that I will include in future cake designs. (I also fell in love with the little goldfish on the lower right corner.)

Comments (3)


Love the way you brought the goldfish fins out of the flat stained glass to create depth and a 3D effect.