Decorating By prettycupcake Updated 30 Dec 2012 , 2:46pm by -K8memphis

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prettycupcake Posted 30 Dec 2012 , 2:04am
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Hello everyone,



I desperately need help getting a lace effect on a small cake. I don't have any molds and I don't have the time to order online....Any advice would help please...


PS I tried the Cricut Cake and it was a nightmare!!



Thank you all in advance




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kakeladi Posted 30 Dec 2012 , 4:33am
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Is there a perticular design you *must* copy?  You can pipe it directly on a cake.   If you are just wanting a lacy look try cornelli is very easy tp pipe all over a cake. Here are a couple of examples:


If it must be a certain deisgn can you get a piece of that design in real fabric?  Then you can use it as a pattern pressed against a well-dried b'cream, then pipe over it.

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SugaredSaffron Posted 30 Dec 2012 , 11:49am
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Google lace fabric and then pipe a similar design onto the cake with royal icing?

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2012 , 2:46pm
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Also some lace can leave the right imprint on your cake. If you have some lace you can harvest for this project like Kakeladi recommends--check the closet and dresser--curtain? tablecloth?  old wedding dress? belt from vintage dress? Test first on a pan or on the table top. Place clean lace on crusted icing. Take some different color icing and spread it over the top--remove lace--hopefully the design remains. Also test it by waiting 5 mins before removing.


Or lay the lace down and spray some spray can food color --start and stop off the cake-- just breeze the stream of color over over  the cake. Don't stay stationary with the spray. Don't point at the cake to start or stop. Different laces provide different effects--just gotta see whacha got & what combination will work.


If you are fondanting the cake test and see if you get a lace design by pressing the lace into the fondant with a rolling pin. then carefully apply to cake so you dnt' rub out the design or just use thin pieces of the impressed fondant in a patchwork design--or cut them in scallop shapes and apply to the cake like swags. Between the patchwork pieces pipe small netting designs--just snatches of small crossword puzzle type designs that looks like the netting that lace is applied too.


Say none of this comes out well defined enough no problem--use it anyway and overpipe it.


I don't know how well you pipe--you could get the netting look with a pointed skewer and just draw it on fondant--hey a meat tenderizer has that kind of effect too. Use it freshly rolled fondant--after it sets up it won't take the design.


There's brush embroidery too google it if you're a piper.


You'll get there.


(hope there's not too many typos)

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