White Buttercream Wedding Cake with Dots and Cornelli Lace

This was the very first wedding cake I decorated for Debbie. The cake was iced in buttercream and decorated with buttercream Swiss dots and cornelli lace. What’s cornelli lace? Check out this tutorial by Wilton.

I have to admit, I excel at these Swiss dots. If the dots need to be evenly spaced in straight lines, I’m all over it! But…random? Not so much…that one’s a real struggle for me.

I could say it’s due to my type-A personality or my perfectionist spirit…but it could also be due to my scientific background! We all learned about the Scientific Method in school – Ask a Question, Form an Hypothesis, Perform an Experiment, Collect & Analyze the Data, Draw Conclusions. A well-designed scientific experiment has precise, preplanned steps. For the last 8 years of my life (undergraduate degree in biochemistry and graduate degree in biomedical research), I’ve lived by the Scientific Method…so maybe that’s why these perfectly aligned dots come so easy for me…hm…maybe…

This wedding was at the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville. The room is so pretty in the morning or afternoon light!

3 thoughts on “White Buttercream Wedding Cake with Dots and Cornelli Lace”

  1. That a very nice inspiration, now that every one is using fondant I love butter cream thats great

  2. Can you tell me what you used between layers? Did you use silk flowers? I would like to do the same for my cake but with hyrangeas and roses…but don't know how many I would need

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