Hand Piped Lace

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Lace is a perennial favourite, particularly with brides. Join our royal icing expert Tessa Whitehouse and learn how to create a unique and luxurious lace effect on your cakes by combing a number of different piping techniques.

Course tutor: Tessa Whitehouse

Course date and times:
  • Friday 19th June: 9:30am to 4:00pm

On this one day course develop and practice various piping skills and how they can be combined to create hand piped lace. Tessa will take your through all the stages, starting with how to select a suitable lace pattern and adapt it so it can be piped onto a cake. Learn how to transfer your design onto a sugarpasted cake using a handmade embosser. Then using piping techniques such as drop line work, brush embroidery and outline piping execute your lace effect cake.

Finally complete your design by adding details such as piping gel, individual lace elements and tiny flowers to enrich the lace. Leave this course with a beautiful cake to be proud of.

What you will learn:

  • Selecting and adapting a lace design for piping onto a cake
  • Making an embosser
  • Brush embroidery
  • Fine drop line work and outline piping
  • Piping Individual lace off-pieces
  • Piping with #0 nozzle
  • Combining the various piping techniques to create a luxurious lace effect
  • Embellishing with plunger flowers, pearl dragees and piping gel
  • Covering with sugarpaste for a neat and professional finish

Course Details

Places available
1 day course
9:30am to 4:00pm
Prerequisite skills needed
Type: Skill Development

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:

Students should have some prior experience of piping with royal icing.