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post #1 of 10
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Hi, I am doing a cake for my sister turning 30. I don't have much equipment as I've just starting decoration a little while now. I really like the lace look (white lace on black cake or vice versa is what I'm doing), Cake is going to ba ganache cake and I can do the lace in either royal or fondant, I think...?

Any tips on how to get it too look like lace without me having to buy the mould. Silicon moulds are soooo expensive here in SA. p.s. My piping skills are not great, though I am going to practice practice practice Cornelli Lace this weekend. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 10
Go to wilton.com and look at the left hand side. There is a button marked "pattern locator" so click on that. You will see a search box and when you type in "lace" you get a LOT of lace patterns for royal icing. Some very nice floral ones.

You will need to have adobe reader on your PC (it's free) to read these patterns. Print and cover with plastic, then pipe away.

Good luck.
post #3 of 10
If you can find some lace with a deep pattern, you can roll a sheet of fondant over it to emboss the pattern. Then, you can take a small cutter or straws of various sizes and cut pieces out of your sheet of lace for added dimension.

Plastic lace works great if you can find it. I've seen it in fabric stores and craft stores.
post #4 of 10
Thank u so much for the info.
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post #5 of 10
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Thank you so much guys. I am going to try to find the lace fabric or plastic first and do an imprint, I'm not so confident in my piping skills yet, but will practice on that for future.

I saw another idea, in case anyone wants to try, is to do cutout of flowers and leave on really thin fondant, stick those on the cake and then pipe thin lines connecting them all together to give a lace effect. Looks really good.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Pearl123

I saw another idea, in case anyone wants to try, is to do cutout of flowers and leave on really thin fondant, stick those on the cake and then pipe thin lines connecting them all together to give a lace effect. Looks really good.



I also saw those cakes. I thought that it looked really pretty.
post #7 of 10
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Yup, think I'm going to to one cake with that effect, will post pics this weekend!
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post #8 of 10
Speaking of Wilton...
I was at WM a few weeks ago to pick up some dowels to complete an order.
Noticed that they now offer a lace mold.
Was around $10.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by dillonsmimi

Speaking of Wilton...
I was at WM a few weeks ago to pick up some dowels to complete an order.
Noticed that they now offer a lace mold.
Was around $10.



Hi,
Does WM stand for Walmart? Was it the silicone molds that Wilton has in different colors? Do you remember what color it was?
Thanks
post #10 of 10
LOL, yes WalMart.
Really don't remember the color, just that there were lace and pearl impressions.
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