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Lattice (Heart)

Reminiscent of garden themes, lattice can cover garland sections, imprinted areas, even entire cake sides with spectacular results. Try round, star or basketweave tips.
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Step 1

For making royal icing decorations, tape parchment paper onto cake board with desired pattern.

Step 2

Fit the decorating bag with decorating tip 3 and fill 1/4 full or less with icing.

Step 3

Hold the decorating bag at a 45° angle at 4:30 (7:30 for left-handed decorators), with tip slightly above the surface.

Step 4
Step 4

For making royal icing decorations, outline shape first with icing. This provides stability, creating a base for the more fragile diagonal lines.

Step 5
Step 5

For the most consistent angle and spacing of lines, pipe the longest line first. Start at the top of the shape and using consistent pressure, pipe a diagonal line down and to the right, attaching to the outline. Continue with evenly spaced lines to the right until the shape is filled in.

Step 6
Step 6

Pipe diagonal lines in the opposite direction. Start with the longest line first, at the top of the shape and using consistent pressure pipe diagonal lines down and to the left until the shape is completely filled in.

Let decoration dry following project instructions.

Step 7
Step 7

For making buttercream icing decorations directly on the cake, imprint or mark the design outline on the iced cake. Pipe diagonal lines as in Step 4 above. Outline design, attaching icing to the ends of the diagonal lines.

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Buttercream icing ((stiff consistency))

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Icing color ((your choice))

corn syrup

corn syrup




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Lattice (Heart) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pipe a LOT of these if you're decorating a cake with them. They're really delicate and the icing I used wasn't -quite- stiff enough. They began breaking just after I delivered my cake. But they were so beautiful and my friends loved them. They cramped my hand up like no morrow though. and trying to pipe these onto a cake directly is time-consuming. But it can make a huge difference.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this technique with buttercream on the center of the puffed heart for an anniversary cake. It is beautiful if done on a little larger scale and used as a "trellis" on which to place roses and/or other flowers! Using the same technique and a "flat" tip gives you a very life-like trellis look as well (if done on a larger scale). This is one of my favorites!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just tried these with chocolate Candy Melt. Liked the looks of them, however, it was difficult because either the chocolate was too warm and 'spilled' out the tip too fast or it got hard at the tip end. I used a piping bag (disposable) and Tip #2. Can you guys give me a suggestion on the chocolate consistency, or other suggestion. Thanks, I'd like to make more.
Date published: 2011-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have done this technique before but using Royal Icing instead of buttercream. That way I could make it ahead of time, let it dry then attached it to the cake before presenting it. You can do other patterns as well. Becareful putting royal icing decorations on buttercream though, they will "melt" if done to soon.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made these with different shapes as well. I if you put an outline of the shape you want to create under a piece of wax paper, you can make a number of these and just move the drawing to a new space. I have done red & white candy canes, stars, moons... make for great additions to your cakes!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple yet beautiful. I have an anniversary cake that I will be making for a friend tonight, I believe I will make a few of these with some royal icing, allow it to harden and then place them in the center of the cakes. So excited. Will post pictures later.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I actually took this idea and did it will melted chocolate and stuck it in the fridge over night. The next day I made the cake and did little swirls of whip cream and put a chocolate heart into each swirl for my fathers birthday cake. He loved it.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The buttercream Lattice Heart is nice but try making it with Royal Ice (1 large, several smaller....the quantity you make is up to you), allow it to harden and use it as a standing topper on your next Valentine's Red Velvet Cake.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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