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Candy Lace Points Cake


A classic layer cake dressed up with lacy accents makes any occasion more special. Use Candy Melts candy and the sotas technique to achieve the woven look.
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

Make guideline pattern for triangles. Use pencil and ruler to mark parallel lines, 1 1/4 in. apart, on tracing paper. Use tape to attach pattern to cake board. Cover with parchment paper.

Step 2

Make candy triangles. Melt light cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted candy in finely-cut parchment bag to pipe sotas in a triangle shape, 1 1/4 in. wide x 1 in. high. Overpipe bottom 1 in. to reinforce for insertion in cake. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Make 100 to 110 triangles; make extras to allow for breakage.

Step 3

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Stack and fill for a 2-layer cake, 5 in. high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth.

Step 4

Insert triangles. Use toothpick and ruler to lightly mark 1 1/4 in. high sections starting from bottom of cake. Insert triangles around cake following markings, points out and angled down. For cake top, insert triangles in a circle, 3/4 in. from edge and angled out. Insert a second circle of triangles, 1 in. from the first.

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Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy ((12 oz. makes 100 to 110 pieces))

Favorite cake recipe or mix

6 3/4 cups Favorite cake recipe or mix

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Pencil

Pencil

Tracing paper

Tracing paper

Plastic ruler

Plastic ruler

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Tape

Tape

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Toothpick

Toothpick

Cake Pedestal

Cake Pedestal

An impressive, yet quick and easy technique you can perfect on the first try! The lacy texture of sotas looks great in covering cakes, outlined areas and as a background for flowers.

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