Lavish Layered Lace Designs
Learn how to craft refined lace cakes your customers will love. Expert cake designer Faye Cahill returns to share her secrets for three looks that focus on fine, layered detailing and a modern, elegant aesthetic.
Faye Cahill has been a professional cake decorator for more than 20 years. Her company, Faye Cahill Cake Design, is based in Sydney, Australia. Faye's design aesthetic pairs tailored, refined looks with fine detailing and stylized flowers. Her work has been featured in trade magazines such as Cake Masters and online trend-spotting blogs like CakeGeek, as well as in wedding blogs and publications, including Brides.com, Style Me Pretty and Modern Wedding. Faye also has a passion for teaching her techniques in both local and international workshops, as well as on Craftsy.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Faye Cahill and start class by learning Faye's shortcut for covering flawless double-barrel cakes. Then put impression mats to work to make an eye-catching, double-diamond design. You'll even add silver leaf for a polished effect.
Use thin strips to create fondant piping for a lovely lattice texture and smooth arches. Then add stunning silver beading and master pressure piping for delicate details.
Turn your attention to appliqué as you create the top tier of your cake, complete with gold-painted laurel wreaths and crochet fondant rope. Plus make a pomander topper and individually wired and hand-formed ruffles.
Learn how to hand paint your fondant with luster dust for an all-over shimmer. Then add dimension with royal icing stencils. And finish your cake with repeating and freeform appliqué designs.
Work with flexible lace next. Learn how to cut and apply lace to your cake and add a rustic whitewash finish. You'll also work with appliqué again to add borders and dotted details.
Finally, expand your piping skills with the thick and thin lines of a leaf fan. Faye shows you how to make a brush-embroidery flower and how to pipe on top of stenciling for a corded lace effect you'll love.