Learn how to create breathtakingly beautiful lace cakes for weddings and romantic occasions with this definitive guide to lace cake decorating techniques from international cake decorating guru Zoe Clark. In Elegant Lace Cakes, Zoe takes you step-by-step through creating her signature style cake designs, which feature delicate and detailed sugar lace on cakes using a range of sugarcraft techniques. Through 12 stunning cake decorating projects, Zoe explores innovative new products such as Sugarveil and Cake Lace, as well as more established techniques for creating lace effects on cakes including applique with fondant icing, and piping and brushwork with royal icing. The sensational lace cake designs included range from classic whites and pretty pastels to bolder Burlesque-inspired colourways. Each main cake is presented alongside a smaller spin-off idea, showing you how the effects can also be applied to cookies, mini cakes and fondant fancies to complement the theme.
Not only does Zoe show you how to recreate the designs in the book, she also reveals how to take your own piece of lace and recreate it in sugar, as well as all the basic techniques you need to bake, level, and cover your cakes for a perfectly polished professional finish.
Zoe Clark began her career as a pastry chef but after being inspired by making her own wedding cake in 2005, decided to turn passion into profession. She now runs The Cake Parlour in Wimbledon, London where she not only sells freshly baked cupcakes, fondant fancies and cookies, but also runs regular cake and cookie decorating classes. Zoe also runs her wedding cake design business from the shop, meeting clients and taking orders on the premises, as well as supplying London's prestigious department store Fortnum & Mason. She is the author of seven other bestselling cake-decorating books. www.thecakeparlour.com
Introduction Basic Lace Tools and Equipment Introduction to Flower Paste Moulds Decorating with Royal Icing Cake Lace Stenciling Wafer Paper Techniques Embellishments Colours and Colourings Projects Delicate Doily Art Beautiful Broderie Anglaise Intricate Daisy Lace Designing with Love Ornate Stencil Lace Fancy Floral Embroidery Zoe Laser Lace Oscar De La Renta's Blossoms Ribbons, Ruffles and Bows Contemporary Corded Lace Classic Guipure Lace Pretty Butterfly Piping Recipes and Techniques Templates Suppliers Acknowledgments About the Author Index