I'm going to try corelli lace for the first time. How thin does the icing need to be? Any tips or hints would be much appreciated! Thanks
I just learned this in class the other day, and I was using thin consistency with a #1 tip. It was really hard to pipe out and keep the pressure and line consistent and smooth.
I use a medium consitency. It works best for me.
I did the cornelli lace (my avatar) and it was the easiest cake i've made. Much easier than i thought it would be. I think i used tip #2 or #3 and i used regular consistancy buttercream. I also used the wilton tilting cake tray which helped ALOT. i was able to tilt the cake so that i knew the icing would attach to the sides of the cake easily. Good luck!
when i get last minute orders i tend to do this one as its very elegant and simple at the same time. toss on a few silk flowers and your set.
The first wedding cake I did was 4 tiers completely covered with cornelli lace. What a great first project, huh: I use thin consistency icing--the kind you ice the cake with and a tip 2 or 3. I've also used a little gel in my frosting to make it come out a little smoother and if you're doing the side of the cake, it really helps to set the cake up higher (at about eye level). I just set my turntable on top of a larger bowl--not too professional, I know, but works great!
If you go to "ARTICLES" at top of page you will find lots of stuff to help you.
Here is the link for corneilli lace
having your cake tilted (like on a tilting turntable) is a huge help when doing the sides. This allows gravity to work with you instead of against you. Also, try not to use bigger than tip 2. Tip 3 or larger just looks sloppy in my opinion. A good hint for practicing the "randomness" of the pattern is to draw it with a pencil on paper, making squiggly cursive r's and s's.
I use medium consitency and a small tip like #1.
Thanks so much for all the help. Definitely going to have to look into a tilting turntable!
ooh me too. i saw those and went "ME WANT ME WANT" lol
When i made my first cake I used a large tip... i think 4 or 5. That explains why i thought it looked funny. Now I know for next time.
thanks for the info about the tip size!
with this pattern you can't go wrong. any size tip works IMHO. it just depends on the size of cake; trim and other decor and or scripting.
honestly- i've done this lace pattern with tips from 2 on up to 5 6 7 8 etc. as bob ross would say we dont make mistakes we have happy accidents