Zoe Clark: ‘Bluebell’ Lace Applique
Cake International 2019 is quickly approaching, and we wanted to share a quick taster of one of our proud sponsorships! Zoe Clark of Zoe Clark Cakes has produced this stunning three-tiered cake design on behalf our the wedding collaboration for Cake International.
If you haven’t heard about it, this fabulous collaboration features cakes inspired by dresses, designed by award-winning dress designer Ian Stuart. There are around 40 different cakes as a part of this collaboration, all of which can be seen at Cake International in November. The collaboration will be on stand A20, turning a section of Cake International into Ian Stuart’s Blewcoat boutique (or The Posh Frock Shop as it’s known in its Channel 4 series). Get your tickets now and we’ll see you down there!
Inspired by the Bluebell Gown, Zoe’s fabulous cake incorporates the stunning floral lace elements using a variety of different sugar mediums and techniques. After such a successful and admirable result, Zoe has put together a step-by-step tutorial of how she mimicked this beautiful design in cakey form! And, best of all, it’s completely free to download! Simply click the link at the bottom of this blog post.
Let’s see a quick breakdown of all the products Zoe used, with some of our best recommendations to recreate this beauty yourself!
Zoe started by covering her cake with a gorgeous dusky blue/lilac sugarpaste, beautifully mirroring the undertones of the gown. For this, we recommend THE SUGAR PASTE™ or Massa Ticino’s Bride White, airbrushed with Spectrum Flow’s Pastel Matt Smokey Blue or Lavender Paint. Alternatively, a tiny drop of Sugarflair’s Bluebell Pastel Paste Concentrate Colouring should do the trick.
Next, the larger flowers are cut out from white gumpaste/florist paste. We recommend Squires Kitchen’s Sugar Florist Paste. Smartflex’s Flower Paste would also do a nice job. Once cut out, the paste is embossed with a Katy Sue lace mat. For the mat, we recommend the Royal Lace Mat or Vintage Rose Lace Mat to create that flawless texture. PME’s Cutting Wheel Tool is also used to ensure clean cuts from the gumpaste.
The same effect is used for all flowers, building up different sizes and organising into a realistic 3D arrangement that flows over the separate tiers. You may also notice the piece de resistance between the bottom tiers, that being one of our very own round acrylic separators – a beautiful finishing touch!
To find out more and see a more in-depth step-by-step guide, download the free tutorial. And, make sure to show us your finished masterpieces – we’d love to see them.