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I am going to decorate an oval cake with fondant and do cornelli lace. I am dividing the cake into 16 sections of lace from base to top. After marking the bottom do I freehand all the way to the top or is there a pattern guide to keep the lace consistent?

Donna - from Palm City, FL

Cornelli lace is a design that makes a very beautiful finish to any of your baking products. Just the opposite of a pattern, this technique is made up of curvy, free-flowing lines that go every which way. I love this technique because it is almost impossible to mess up! The trick is to never let the lines overlap or touch, or just dead end, and your cornelli will look spectacular.

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