Friday, November 12, 2010

Black Lace Wedding Cake with Wedge Separators

This cake was my first experiment with Sugar Veil icing.  If you don't know, Sugar Veil is a type of icing, similar ot royal icing, that can be piped on parchment paper.  Sugar Veil will "set", but it still remains flexible.  This allows you to pipe intricate lace patterns on a flat surface and then place it on the cake.  I know there's a lot you can do with Sugar Veil, but I was pleased with our first partnership!

This was also my first wedge separator cake.  I used styrofoam wedges for the separators.  I ran my blow torch over r the surface of the styrofoam quickly and it really helped seal the surface.  I still covered them with cake foil, but that little blast of heat really helped it from shedding or pilling.  I then filled them with mini roses once on site.

I used plenty of dowels to make sure everything stayed together.  I had to carry it up the sometimes harrowing Lookout Mountain to the Grandview and it traveled just fine!

13 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Jen, I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. What a beautiful cake! The sugar veil looks awesome!

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  3. Jennifer ~ I have had my sugar veil kit for 2 years now and I've never tried it!!! Thanks for such an awesome example!

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  4. @Everyone - As always, I love hearing your feedback and comments!

    @Cake Believe - Did you get the dispenser too? I didn't, I just piped it normally, but it about killed my hand. I would love to hear about your experience with it once you try it.

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  5. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I like the color combination and the different shapes across the tiers.

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  6. Very pretty. Great job as always!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the idea of Sugar Veil and I'm dying to try it, but I've decided to wait until I'm in a much less humid place. I'm afraid the humidity will prevent it from setting.

    Your Sugar Veil work looks stunning! Great job! :)

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  8. Wonderful work! Your first attempt is definately much better than mine!

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  9. Jennifer, You made this amazing cake for our wedding On October 30th 2010 and I am still getting fantastic feedback on your beautiful masterpiece! Thank you so much for putting my ideas together to make the most beautiful wedding cake! Not only was it perfect, it was delicious!!!

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    1. Noelle, thank you SO much for the feedback! You were ahead of your time as I have done several cakes similar to yours recently! :)

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  10. This black lace wedding cake with wedge separators is really unique and mouth watering. Also, the flowers are really lovely.

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  11. Hi Jennifer, I love this cake. I'm actually about to do this black lace on a phantom cake next month and didn't realize it was done with sugar veil. Are you piping it freehand on parchment, waiting for it to dry and then sticking it on the cake? do you just pick it up and stick it or do you use a transfer technique? It's perfect so I'd love to know how you pulled it off! Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Maria! I did hand pipe it on parchment paper, but I had an image of the lace pattern behind the parchment that was sized for the side of the cake. I used that a template when I piped. Once the Sugar Veil cures, it's still somewhat flexible, but you can pick it up and place it on the cake. Thanks for stopping by!

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