This cake is relatively easy to decorate, it will just take quite a bit of time and patience.
What you will need:
1x 20cm 2 layer cake
Decorative cake board
Cellulose gum powder (tylose, CMC, Dyocell)
800g base coloured plastic icing (Dark brown)
200g of coloured plastic icing for decoration (or just plain white)
Medium circle cutter
No. 6 piping nozzle for holes
Toothpicks/ frilling tool
Edible sugar pearl beads/ dragees
A sharp knife
Paint brushes for gluing and cleaning
Get it printed out before you cover your cake with your base colour.
Here is another example of what you could use, for more of a sea themed effect:
Preferably, use edible glue (1tsp cellulose gum powder to 100ml water, left overnight.) to stick the design onto the bottom edge of your cake. Water can also be used.
Should your cake need a boarder at this point, some simple rolled balls all in one size will be perfect.
Now you can start with your icing decor. I drew simple inspiration from pieces of Broderie Anglaise lace.
|Picture from: http://www.mapetitemercerie.com/|
TIP: DO NOT USE GLUE ON YOUR CAKE WHERE IT WILL NOT BE COVERED WITH A DECORATION OF SORTS. DROPS OF GLUE/WATER WILL CREATE AN INDENT ON YOUR CAKE, AS THE SUGAR IN THE ICING WILL BE DISSOLVED. THIS HAPPENS PRETTY QUICKLY.
Place your laced ribbon of icing onto your cake, frill overlapping the edge of the printout.
Place flowers along the top edge of the cake, directly in between the flowers in the line below.
Link these lines of flowers with a line of pearl beads.
Cut a medium sized round of icing for the centre of your cake. Create a similar effect on this as on your lace ribbon, by frilling the edge and then cutting holes with the piping nozzle.
Cut out some different sized daisies, to place in the centre of your round and stick them together, ending off with a pearl bead in the middle.
You can create your own version of this cake with different colours and shapes. Please feel free to post pictures of your version on my facebook page!
If you would like to match your cake up to some cupcakes, a nice idea would be to use these lovely cupcake wrappers from The Cake Decorating Company (UK). This would really support your lacey theme!