Easy decoration for the perfect cake: chocolate lace!

Every baker knows this dilemma: your finished cake is sitting there on the table but it looks lifeless and bland and you have no idea what to do about it. With a little baking paper, icing bag, and chocolate, that problem belongs in the past. Watch the following video for the solution:

You will need:

  • several cake layers (homemade or store-bought)
  • buttercream
  • baking paper
  • scissors
  • icing bag
  • melted chocolate

Here's how:

  1. The basis for effective cake decoration is, of course, a good cake. Place your cake layers one on top of the other. Between each, smear a nice thick layer of buttercream, which tastes amazing but also holds them together. Then spread buttercream evenly over the entire cake and refrigerate (or put in the freezer). This helps the buttercream not to smear when you apply the chocolate lace.
  2. Trim down a strip of baking parchment to about 1.5 inches higher than the cake. Cut one long side with a jagged edge. 
  3. Now pour the melted chocolate into the icing bag and, with quick movements, draw onto the parchment lots of chocolate circles and ovals entwined around each other.
  4. As soon as the chocolate is dry, gently place the parchment with the chocolate side against the cake, jagged side up. Press the chocolate into the cream, which functions like tape. And then remove the parchment paper.

If your guests don't almost lose their minds at this mouth-watering sight and break out in a standing ovation, there's really nothing you can do for them. And by the way, you can vary the ingredients (white chocolate!) and the shapes in the lace (someone's name or a special drawing...). Use your imagination and whatever you do, your artwork will melt in your mouth!


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