Category Archives: lace

Buttercream Rosette Ruffles


This cake is a fully buttercream iced and decorated except for the gumpaste flowers

Sometimes we get to try an established look but with a new twist.  Ruffles are mostly done with fondant but most customers want to avoid it.  We tried to accomplish the same look but with buttercream.  I’m really happy with the outcome and learned a lot on this one cake.  The sweet bride was willing to trust me without ever seeing what it would look like and I’m very grateful for her faith in my abilities.

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Piped Lace Wedding Cake

I’m going to post a little quick entry today.  It’s the first week of May and I have a BUNCH of cakes to work on!  We are getting a lot more requests for colored wedding cakes and I think that’s great!  This a khaki color which isn’t always the easiest color to achieve.  I sure wish I had one of the paint color mixing machines at Home Depot!

I used an Evil Cake Genius lace stencil and the piped an outline with a #1 tip.

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Gold Sequin Wedding Cake

I’m so glad to make a cake that is new and not made from someone else’s design.  I can’t even tell you how this design came about.  I think the bride liked so many popular wedding cake trends that we just used them all.  All tiers were buttercream and about 5″ high except for the gold tier which was about 3.5″. We used an Evil Cake Genius lace cake stencil and outlined each piece with a #2 tip. 

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Ruffles and Lace Wedding

My area of the country follows trends, but about two years behind New York.  Currently we have a lot of brides wanting two main colors, but both neutrals.  Shades of ivory with white and shades of grey with cream both seem to be very trendy. Khaki, tan, ivory and champagne are the hardest colors to make in my opinion.  I’ve had art class, but I see.med to have forgotten that lesson.  if you just use the ivory color,

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Sugar Dress Pink Lace Cake

I have tried so many lace making products that I almost gave up.  When SugarVeil came out, I thought it was cool but all the mats were kind of tacky (just my opinion). It really did take a while for some better mats to be developed but they are expensive.  I have used SugarVeil in a piping bag so that I could pipe onto parchment with a complicated pattern underneath.  Once dried,

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Mad Hatter Victorian Cake

 Some nights I sit in bed waiting to get sleepy and I wind up trolling Pinterest on my iPad.  It usually just gets me wound up.  I see some new cake or craft idea and my brains explodes trying to think of some way to incorporate it into a new cake design.  When I saw this mini mad hatter tutorial on Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There, I knew I would have to make one for a cake.

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Champagne Khaki Lace Wedding Cake

The holidays are over and the new wedding season has begun.  We’ve already had one big bridal show in our area and will have another next month.  A lot of brides get engaged during the holidays because smart men want to have all the family around and buy a present/ring that is a sure hit.  Since we are mostly doing taxes and consultations this time of year, I thought we had better find a cake that we had forgot to share. 

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Peach Monogram Eyelet Wedding Cake

Are you other decorators out there getting lots of requests for peach and coral wedding cakes this season?  They must be popular colors, because almost every couple I meet with has one of those colors in their mind.

This couple wanted some touches of that peach color in their wedding cake, and they wanted that eyelet lace look also.  For this look, Fondarific made this cake possible.  It’s my go-to fondant when I need to cut shapes out without worrying about it stretching or deforming. 

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New Wedding Cake at the Chattanoogan

 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  I hope today finds you something sweet!

I was contacted not to long ago by the fine folks at The Chattanoogan.  They have an area of their consultation room that in front of a huge window that faces the street.  They were asking some of their favorite vendors to dress the window to showcase some spring wedding trends.  We sent a few e-mails and we finally settled on a turquoise and cream theme.

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Filauer Lake House Lace Wedding Cake

This weekend we were SO busy with wedding cakes, but our last stop of the day was at the Filauer Lake House in Cleveland, TN where we delivered this four tiered fondant wedding cake.

This cake was a deep champagne color, and the bride wanted lots of lace flowers on the second tier and a band of lace flowers on the bottom tier.  The bow and brooch are made from fondant,