Black and White Wafer Paper Lace Cake – Cake Decorating
This lace inspired 50th birthday celebration cake in black and white is elegant and pretty as the lady herself. A wafer paper lace cake is probably one of the easiest cakes to make and decorate when you are short on time. Simple easy technique but a huge wow factor.
There is something about black and white together I just love!! How pretty is this?
A long over due cake for a lovely lady celebrating her 50th birthday. The order was place last year but due to some reason they had to postpone the celebrations until last month. Almost a year later they celebrated her 51st birthday instead.
The cake is a double barrel cake of course. We’ve already discussed how to make double barrel cakes in detail on this previous post – what are double barrel cakes. Please refer to that. I will be honest there use to be a time when I hated making double barrel cakes, especially draping the fondant. Now it’s not so scary. It’s all about practice.
- This is two 7 inch round cakes each 4 inches tall then stacked one on top of each other.
- The cake is filled with my Italian Meringue Buttercream and frosted with Ganache.
- I then covered the cake in black Satin Ice fondant.
- The rose is a wafer paper rolled rose which we have a tutorial – Rolled Wafer Paper Rose.
- The white lace is again wafer paper. I used two sheets of A4 size paper for this cake.
- You can see in the video I used a Martha Stewart Stamp cutter to cut out the lace. You will have to browse thru a few to find the pattern you want.
- To attach the wafer paper rose and lace to the cake I used homemade piping gel- I’ve given you two recipes on how to make piping gel too!
Wafer Paper Lace Cake Video
There is no tutorial of course but I did share this little clip on my Instagram that had a few of you ask about so I’m adding the video here for you. As you can see the technique is simple and easy but what you do need is to make sure you are precise and careful when cutting the lace. Since the whole sheet is used you have to (hold your breath! Yup!!) and ensure you line the pattern well.
I’m not a patient person but in this case I did hold my breath and get it perfectly cut. Yup! didn’t ruin anymore wafer paper. I used one and a half sheet of wafer paper taking care to line the seams well at the back.
Another important tip is to be careful when adding the piping gel. I actually used piping gel on the cake not on the rice paper cause lining it even on the cake needed a little more working time and I did not want the delicate wafer paper pattern to rip on me.
And viola! that’s how simple and easy this cake was..!
Don’t forget to save this tutorial on Pinterest for later.
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