Hello everyone! I have a potential customer wanting me to price quote this cake. The only problem is that I can't tell if the lace and bow are real or not. I know the bow could be done in fondant/gumpaste, but could someone really pipe this design on a cake. If so, I know I am not the decorator for this job. lol Can anyone give me some insight on this? Thanks.
It looks like real lace to me, but ...
I would hate to think how much time that would take!! ...even if I COULD do it!
I also think it looks real. If it's piped, I bow to the talent that created that cake!
I think it looks like real lace, but yes, you can make that edible...and yes, it would be VERY expensive.
I know, right. I think the lace and the bow look like fabric. The way the bow is laying on the bottom is making me wonder if it's fondant though. Hmm....I guess I'll have to wait and see what others think. Thanks
I don't have the best monitor in the world (real old), but it looks like lace. But I have seen this designed piped. they piped all the criss cross part and the bigger pieces are a lace mold. It looks very pretty when piped.
The only thing is, if it was real lace you'd have to sew it or fold it to make it fit the cake and I don't see any seams anywhere.
Maybe it is lace molds for the big pieces and SugarVeil for the rest?
I think its the lace molds. I saw a tutorial on youtube or something like that. It doesn't look as hard to make as one might think. Although, I have never done it before but the video made it look pretty easy.
I was thinking about seams, too... but maybe they're just on the back side of the cake? Either way, it's pretty spectacular!
I think it is lace piped and fondant ribbon, I just found this website that has a cake almost identical and says that it is handpiped and fondant ribbon, here is the link to see http://suzifiner.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/index.html
I wonder if they laid lace over the cake, spread BC over the lace, then picked the lace up, leaving a BC pattern as the lace pulled thru the BC? I've never done it .... but it seems that I've seen this done somewhere.
Much better picture. Hand piped with lace mold pieces.
I attended a wedding where the cake had cut doilies attached to it ... was not as beautiful
Wow! I have no clue but I will say that is BEAUTIFUL
I found more info on this cake was made by Patrick Hansen of Hansen's Cakes Beverley Hills.
I had a bride show up with that picture. It's not fabric lace. I declined the job.
I think I am with Leah_s I don't think this is a cake that I want to deal with. I am all for trying new things, but this is a little much. Thanks everyone.
here is what I found on making sugarveil lace...so pretty.
On this page you can get an actual pattern to use for piping on lace.
I would love to try this on a cake )
Here I found a detail - the cake itself isn't complicated, but very tedious.
The lace background (and the blue flowers) are simply white (and blue) dots, with piped gimps (the contours of the flowers). The bottom edge of the lace isn't again complicated - simply blue lines. With enough precision, piping skills and patience it can be done. I am lacemaker too, and would like to try a simple pattern on cake one day...
I would probably try instead of the hundreds dots use tulle without pattern to impress the background and paint the flowers (and then overpipe).
The cake is a wonderful idea, beautifully done, but it would be really expensive cake to duplicate it.
IMO - looking at the 2nd picture, they have used something to TEXTURE the white buttercream first, then piped the blue over it - it gives the illusion that it is lace. That white is not piped IMO.....just the blue is.
the reason why I say it is piped is because I enlarged the photo I attached in my previous post. I THINK to see these tiny peaks you sometimes get when piping dots quickly and not going over them again with brush. But I agree, texture the buttercream would go much faster.
I think they are two different cakes. The boards are different, as are the bows and the placement of the flowers. Which one is the original?
I could be mistaken though.
it says here...confectionary lace....whatever that means
No, I still think it is textured. I have done it (not as nice as this!) I used a piece of copper that I bought at Michaels - it made that same texture almost to a T. (I used it for a football cake, textured it, then used viva over it to knock down the little points that the texturing caused) I will see if I can find a link to the piece I used. (I am talking about the 2nd pic posted, not the first one)
Here is kind of what I used: (scroll down to see the finer kinds - the first pic is not the one I used - it was a finer mesh)
I got mine at Michaels, and cut it into a workable size piece. It made that exact pattern on the cake. Not sure if that is how they did it, but I know it is REALLY close.