I used an Evil Cake Genius lace stencil and the piped an outline with a #1 tip. I really like the look of the lace with that extra step. The people at Evil Cake suggest putting a piece of tulle fabric on the cake with the stencil. I guess it's just to have a more realistic texture. I personally don't think it's worth the effort, but that's just my taste. My tip for the week is to add your edible pearls and silver dragees to your cake a few house before the cake is due. If you put them on the day before they will break down and not be pretty. OK, bonus tip! Only make your pearl borders with Fondarific or modeling chocolate (or add 50% to your fondant). The fat in those products will let you put the pearls in the freezer for just a couple of minutes and they will harden. Then unmold them and they won't get all stretched out and disfigure. When you see a really pretty cake with stretched pearls, it makes me a little sad that the decorator didn't know this tiny thing that makes a big difference.
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