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Edible Lace tutorial


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How to create the sugarveil lace look without the mess and stress of using the liquid lace this super easy tuttorial technique created and published by carina bentley of Carina's cupcakes takes you start to finish to acheiving the lace look with a lace embossing mat superwhite and fondant.the quickest easiest lace look around

List of Materials

  • lightly treated coloured fondant
  • a sugarveil/lace embossing mat
  • 78mm disc cutter
  • Sugarflair Superwhite
  • flat edged wide tipped paintbrush
  • rolling pin
  • rejuvanator
  • paint pallet
  • cornflour

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Roll out your fondant to around 5mm thickness, slightly thicker than normal :) cut a disc with your disc cutter
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Gently rub the surface of your disc with a little cornflour then place face down on the embossing mat. Starting with your finger tips and a good even pressure roll from the base to the top in one even roll to allow the fondant to take the impression of the mat
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It is very important that you pull the MAT OFF OF THE FONDANT AND NOT THE FONDANT OFF THE MAT AS THIS WILL DISTURB THE IMPRESSION!!
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The disc will be slightly mishapen so use the cutter to tidy the disc up and then place the disc onto your buttercreamed cupcake. position centrally and ease the edges down to meet the sides of the cupcake case
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A dd a generous blob of buttercream to the centre of your cupcake ensuring none touches the sides and lay your disc centrally on the blob :) Carefully smooth the VERY EDGES of the disc down onto the edges of the case to form a seal. with Kenny Wright.
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Once complete your dome will look like this :)
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Mix up a small amount of white alcohol with some of the superwhite to form a smooth but fairly thick paste, your paintbrush should not be WET but should be COATED in the mixture
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Now for the HOLD YOUR BREATH bit ;) start applying the supper white in GENTLE sideways strokes this bit takes a bit of practice and you will prob SPLODGE a few times before you get it right but small splodges can be covered with decoration so dont panic :)
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Work across the entire surface reloading your brush as needed but ensurig you are not OVERLOADING your brush!
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This image shows the angle of the brush when applying :) excuse the rough edges on my fondant top i was in a rush as usual ;)
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Once fully painted it will look like this :)
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Add some prettyfications to finish (and cover any splodges) I defy a lamens eye to not think this is the REAL thing!! at the end i will expain the final touch to acheive the look :) Now Cut a second disc following the steps as described before but this time lay the disc 3/4 on the mat and a qaurter off. Now Cut a second disc following the steps as described before but this time lay the disc 3/4 on the mat and a qaurter off.
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roll all the way down the length of your hand in one even firm roll :)
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again gently peel the mat from the fondant and tidy the disc up using the disc cutter again as previously shown.
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Repeat the previous steps with the superwhite until covered :)
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Your dome should now look like this :) TIP: WHEN YOU START WITH A RELOADED BRUSH BEGIN IN AN AREA YOU KNOW WILL BE COVERED WITH A DECORATION THEN IF YOUR TOO HEAVY HANDED OR OVERLOADED ITS EASILY HIDDEN :)
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Add your prettyfications and a generous spray of pearl lustre for the perfcet finish
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Your final cakes would look like this play around with different amounts of lace covering and try it on bows etc too :) the easiest technique for lace on cupcakes with a beautiful effect :)
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What you will need :) some lightly treated coloured fondant (iadd 1/4 teaspoon of cmc to 250g fondant) a sugarveil mat a 78mm disc cutter Sugarflair Superwhite flat edged wide tipped paintbrush rolling pin some white alcohol paint palet cornflour
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Comments (37)

Love this look! Just wish I had the sugarveil stuff to do it with... maybe some day. Thanks for sharing! Karen
karmarie, please re read the post, you do not need sugar veil, this is made wtih fondant and a texture matt. thank you so much!!! LOVE this!
The look is amazing, I definatly want to try this thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial.
Thanks so much for this tutorial, those cupcakes look amazing!!!
Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. They look amazing.
A wonderful tutorial, thank you so much. I am just dying to try this.
Thanks for the tutorial, I have the sugarveil mat but laying my hands on the icing has been difficult, I can't wait to try this, thanks
How lovely and so clever! Thank you for posting; can't wait to try this.
This is awesome, thank you !!! so, where can you buy just the mat??
Thank for the tutorial, they're beautiful
I've been looking for this particular embosser. Can you tell me where you were able to find this one? This is so interesting.
I love this. Thank you so much for the pictorial..I have used real lace in the past to make the imprint. It's a bit more difficult but with patience it turns out the same. I love love love the flowers.
•Sugarflair Superwhite - is this the same as "Wiltons white white" colour for icing?? I LOVE this look but we do not have a local shop for specialty items.... http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30B53A-475A-BAC0-5FBDEF5E8A8FCFF2&fid=0EC60A47-475A-BAC0-54338024A0B6A5A5
Where can you buy sugar flair super white in the US?
Great tutorial....Thank you for sharing.
oh my theses are so very pretty. Going to give this a try. Thanks so much for your time in doing the tutorial.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love the lace look without sugar veil icing. You have given me a good reason to start playing around with one of the mats. Great job!
I have recently tried sugarveil and actually love it. That being said, your idea is amazing and provides the same affect in a much shorter time frame. Thanks for sharing this!
yay :) im so glad you have found it helpful :) you can find more free tutorials on our facebok page and our website www.carinascupcakes.co.uk :) thanks for all your lovely compliments xx
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