A Lace Doily Cake Idea
WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh
PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson
How can you turn one straightforward sponge cake into a gorgeous work of art? That’s easy, with a doily!
Now, this is a little project I have been dying to try out, and I finally found the occasion. The effect that a little piece of paper and a sprinkling of icing sugar can have is something can be done by anybody - regardless of how skilled in the kitchen, you think you are! I think that this is the perfect way to add a little vavoom to your baking and it doesn’t have to be on a cake; it would be equally as effective using a smaller lace doily on muffins, or even sprinkling cocoa through a doily on a chocolate slice. Get creative, get messy and let’s have some fun!
How to decorate a lace doily cake…
- Place your doily on top of your (cooked and cooled) cake.
- Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar.
- Carefully peel back your doily, be careful not to shake it.
But what cake should you try it out on?
An orange cake, a heavy sprinkling of icing sweetens this moist cake.
A bundt marble cake is a perfect cake to try a dusting of cocoa powder over the doily keeping chocolate the hero of this family favorite.
This crowd-pleaser could shine with a little artistic flair. A simple blueberry cake that is so quick and easy to make.
For this who love making frothy coffee’s at home just like a cafe, try sprinkling your hot choc topping through a doily, let’s get a little fancy in the morning!