Created by: Sonja McLean
Project

Teal Damask and Purple Roses Cake

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Sweet and Swanky Cakes Link to website or online shop http://sweetandswankycakes.com Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake The brides theme was teal, purple, black, pin-stripes, teal damask, black lace, aqua peonies, and purple flowers...so this was the design I came up with! So fun! I LOVE non-traditional wedding cakes! I made sugar lace with the "Ophelia" mat and used the damask stencil with a vibrant teal paint. The bottom tier has the camille stencil done in purple paint. The paint is white, with the color and a bit of vodka. I used non-edible Swarovski crystals for the centers of the peony and the rosettes. The top tier stripes, I made a paper transfer of the stripes so my lines were straight and the paint was airbrush silver and coin luster dust mixed together (just like in class!) and I added a touch of vodka. Lots of these basic techniques can be used on any cakes!

You Can Make This

Sonja McLean made Teal Damask and Purple Roses Cake with:

Dramatic Cake Design: Luscious Lace

Online Class

Dramatic Cake Design: Luscious Lace

with Sonja McLean

  • Chocolate
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Sweet and Swanky Cakes Link to website or online shop http://sweetandswankycakes.com Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake The brides theme was teal, purple, black, pin-stripes, teal damask, black lace, aqua peonies, and purple flowers...so this was the design I came up with! So fun! I LOVE non-traditional wedding cakes! I made sugar lace with the "Ophelia" mat and used the damask stencil with a vibrant teal paint. The bottom tier has the camille stencil done in purple paint. The paint is white, with the color and a bit of vodka. I used non-edible Swarovski crystals for the centers of the peony and the rosettes. The top tier stripes, I made a paper transfer of the stripes so my lines were straight and the paint was airbrush silver and coin luster dust mixed together (just like in class!) and I added a touch of vodka. Lots of these basic techniques can be used on any cakes!

Q&A with Sonja McLean

flaxey asked:
My Opelia lace remains sticky and I don't know what to do. I've made it three times and the same result. I follow the instructions and don't know what to do.
Sonja McLean answered:
Perhaps your oven isn't warm enough? Make sure you use an oven thermometer and it reads at least 160 degrees - 180 degrees. Other than that, I'm not sure, as long as you are following the directions. Give that a go, if that doesn't work, shoot me a question in the lace section in lesson one of the class and we can take a closer look :) xoxo ~ Sonja