Shimmering Lace Wedding Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decoration Time: One Day

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  • 5” Round / 6″ Deep
  • 7” Round / 6″ Deep
  • 9” Round / 6″ Deep


  • 3.5 kg Dark Chocolate Ganache

Cake Card

  • 12″ Round Drum
  • 5″ Round Card
  • 7″ Round Card
  • 9″ Round Card


  • 3kg  White Sugarpaste


  • White Lustre Powder (2 to 3 pots might be needed for the whole cake)
  • Gold Lustre
  • Cream Petal Dust


  • Liquid Colours (Yellow and Brown)

Royal Icing

  • White Royal Icing  (medium-size piping bag)


  • 15mm Champagne
  • 3mm Grey


  • Glycerine
  • 95% Alcohol for the lustre
    • UK/Europe: Visit a Pharmacy ask for 96% alcohol
    • USA: 95% Everclear
    • Australia: Caroline’s Rose Essence
  • Silver Leaf Transfer Sheets (not loose, approximately 16 sheets)
  • Sugar Syrup (made with 50/50 water and sugar – optional)


  • Cake Leveller (optional)
  • Palette Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Straight Edge Scraper


  • Small Blossom Cutter


  • Dusting Brush (a large, fluffy brush is best)
  • Paintbrush (medium round for brush piping e.g. #5 or #6)
  • Small Paintbrush (#1 or #2)

Cakey Tools

  • Pastry Brush
  • Right Angle (Set Square)
  • Ruler (with mm markings)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pins/Acupuncture Needles
  • 2 x Flat Edge Cake Smoothers
  • Acetate Sheet (For Buffing)
  • Modelling Tool or Dresden Tool (Frilling Tool Used)
  • Scissors
  • Piping Bag
  • Baking Parchment
  • #1 Piping Tip
  • #8 Piping Tip
  • 2B Pencil

A very special Guest Tutor and super talented cake decorator, Faye Cahill, joins us to teach you how to make this elegant three-tier Simmering Lace Wedding Cake that many brides would dream of having at their wedding. The course includes a huge variety of techniques including lustre, silver leaf, piping, brush embroidery and more. Perfect for intermediate level cake decorators, this cake will take one whole day create.

We would love to see your take on the Shimmering Lace Wedding Cake – please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page and Faye's!

Faye Cahill

Faye Cahill

All the way from Sydney, Australia comes cake decorator Faye Cahill. Faye has a unique, stunning style specialising in wedding cakes and produces some of the most highly regarded cakes in the market. Faye produced the beautiful Shimmering Lace Wedding Cake course which is a valuable addition to our cake courses.
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