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How to Decorate a Cake with Lace

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Any Bold Baker should know easy ways to decorate a cake. I have already shared some really fun alternative ways to Decorate a Cake in the past.  I used a simple spoon and fork in my 4 Easy Ways to Decorate a Cake post. I have also shared How to Use Piping Nozzles, where I show you how to utilize the most common piping nozzles found in most kits. Now I am excited to share this new little trick with you for How to Decorate a Cake with Lace. It is a winner, whether you’re a beginner or a pro!

It is no secret that I am not the best cake decorator in the world, far from it actually. I am all about using the simplest of techniques to get great results. For instance, covering a cake from head to toe in sprinkles to create a gorgeous (and might I add flawlessly decorated) Birthday Cake that looks just like something out of a high-end bakery.

I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to make life harder on yourself, you just need to find an easier way to get amazing results. And now you have one!

All you need is a doily, or piece of lace fabric, and some powdered sugar or cocoa powder. This is one of the prettiest and easiest ways I know to take a cake, tart, or batch of brownies from basic to beautiful. This technique will work wonderfully on any dry, flat, cooled, baked good. This will add a lovely touch to even the plainest frosted cake.

How to Decorate a Cake with Lace?

Simply choose your favorite doily or piece of lace fabric, and gently place it on top of your cooled cake, tart, etc. The more holes and designs it has, the more impressive the results will be. Fill a small sieve with your sweet topping of choice, and gently dust a few thin layers until you’ve reached your desired look. Using a light hand, lift the doily up and off the cake in one swift motion. You’ll be left with the most amazing design guaranteed to impress. This is a must try!

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  1. Emma on June 10, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Can you please tell me what the recipe that you used to make the cake in picture above it’s looks Gorgeous!
    Love you , you’re the BEST ❤

  2. Malika12898 on January 24, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I always wanted to bake some stuff from a very long time and was going through YouTube and Saw your Best Ever Brownie and made them today. They Tasted DELICIOUS ???? Thank you So Much Gemma Ma’am for your wonderful recipes. And m looking forward to more of your recipe.LOve You

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      `Hi Malika,
      You are now, officially a Bold Baker! Well done you, it is good to have you with us 🙂

  3. Sameera Rizvi on January 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Hiii Gemma,
    I used to get all new reclpe of urs through email but i didn’t get any of the recent recipes can u plz check if something is wrong with my subcription,bcause i dont wanna miss this weeks recipe.pls help.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Hi there Sameera,
      Thank you for this message, I have passed it along to the tech guy to check it out. We post on the website, and on YouTube every Thursday at 8.30 PST, that is AM in California.
      I hope we get this sorted for you,
      Gemma 🙂

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