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Chocolate Lace Cake


DimensionsTM Bakeware, available in a variety of shapes and sizes, provides the design for this cake. Piped-ahead Candy Melts® Chocolate Lace panels are attached to give it the intricate details that will impress your guests.
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

In advance, cover scroll and lace patterns with waxed paper.

Step 2

Using melted candy in cut parchment bag, outline 65 lace pieces, 5 large scroll and 5 small scroll pieces.

Step 3

Make extras to allow for breakage and refrigerate until firm.

Step 4

Bake and cool cake. Place cake on cooling rack that has been positioned over cookie sheet.

Step 5

Melt two bags of Light Cocoa Candy® and pour over cake. Let set.

Step 6

Pipe tip 4 bead bottom border on cake in chocolate buttercream.

Step 7

Attach chocolate pieces to cake with melted candy.

Step 8

The 5 tallest cascade sections use 1 large and 1 medium lace piece; the smaller cascade sections use small lace pieces to fit.

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Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

3 bags Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

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Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

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Cooling Grid

Cake Board

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

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Chocolate Lace Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy - and this was my first time working with candy coating. I used a slightly different cascade pan and had to change the quantity of the lace patterns. The pattern was easy to follow and make and attach to the cake. I recommend using a double boiler to avoid burning the melted chocolate and using some thin gloves when piping the lace pattern so it is more comfortable to hold the bag of warm chocolate. The cake looks VERY impressive when it is complete.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't have the cascade pan, but I used one similar--turned out great! Working with the candy melts was fairly easy, just had to be very careful on tracing the pattern. The pieces are very fragile, and you have to handle with care. I would suggest you make extra pieces to allow for breakage. The finished product was gorgeous and elegant. If you love chocolate this is the cake to make!!!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love chocolates and lace both, so when I saw this cake I run away to buy the cascade pan. It came out good and to be very honest I didnt want to cut it I just wanted to keeo it like this. Finally after taking lots of picture and looking it for hours n hours I decided to cut it. The taste was mmmmmmmmmm awesome. Thanks for the recipe.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Took this cake to a pot luck party and what a hit! It is a little difficult to get the chocolate scrolls to come out, but make a few extras in case of breakage. Don't be in a hurry to trace the pattern it works better with the chocolate. As they say, practice makes perfect! Don't get discouraged, it's worth it in the end.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I could never get the candy melts to be the right consistency or to look good when I tried tracing patterns. Plus they break very easily.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from People asumed the scrolls were not edible and cheered when they found out they were. Big hit!! Got several cake orders off of this one.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was actually surprisingly less complicated to make than it looked! The most difficult part is not breaking the moldings!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from getting the cascade pan this weekend, can't wait to try this. I am a little scared, but going to try it anyway
Date published: 2010-12-04
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