This is it ya’ll… the last cake I have in my albums to share from 2013!! I’ll confess that I skipped over posting a handful of them – they were either duplicates, not good enough, or I just didn’t have the enthusiasm to write about them.
But I’m going to better… I really am! Catching up on postings cakes is one of my goals for 2015! I’d love to be no more than 3-4 months behind! I’m starting by creating an editorial calendar for myself – in other words, a blogging schedule. I’ve already written it out for January and part of February. If I can stick to it, things will pick up around here and I’ll catch up! Win-Win!
Now on to the details. There’s not a lot to tell you about this cake that I haven’t shared before… you can see my original post about this cake design here. The biggest difference being that the original one I made had sugar roses on top and it was only 3 tiers. Please go visit that post to compare!
The question I’m always asked with this cake is… how do I do the lace and pearls? I made the lace medallions and pearls on this cake with lace molds/presses and silicone pearl molds.
The molds are time-consuming, but are not at all hard to use once you get the hang of them. I rolled the fondant really thin, then layed it over one of the molds (dusted with corn starch). Then I put the other side on and rolled over it to make a good solid impression.
They tend to stick and tear because they’re so delicate, so I stick them in the freezer for about 3 minutes and they just pop right off beautifully!! I made them all a day or two ahead of time and layered them with paper towels, then put into freezer bags and froze until ready to use (that keeps them from drying out – that way they’ll still bend to the cake!!).
When ready to put them on the cake I laid them out for a little while to come to room temperature, then “glued” them onto the MMF with sugar glue. (Leave me a comment if you have questions about that.)
After all of the lace and pearls were on the cake, I dusted it all with pearl luster dust to give it a little shimmer… and that added the perfect extra sparkle!
I mentioned in the groom’s cake post how beautiful the room was and that the wedding was around Christmas… I had this one shot on my camera with the Christmas Tree in the background… I wish I had taken more like it!!
So, what do you think? Do you have any questions about this Lace Wedding Cake? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer if I can!
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