Does anyone know where to buy floral lace molds similar to the ones used on this cake?:
What is the best medium to use in these molds? Fondant, fondant/gp, GP, or modeling choc?
If you were to purchase a particular mold for a cake, do you add that to the cost of the cake, or do you add an equipment charge since you can use the mold again?
Sorry I couldn't get the pic to attach.
Global Sugar Art has a great selection of lace molds.
I used one about a year ago and I think I used 75%GP+25% fondant.
I added the cost of the mold to the price of the cakes, mold are expensive and this is something I don't use everyday to justify the expense.
Thanks so much! I just looked @ their selection. I wonder if there's a cheaper place to buy them.
Sorry, double post.
I never found another place with the type of lace I needed. GSA is your best bet.
caljavaonline (all one word) has a very nice selection of lace molds and medallions like you are looking for. I have ordered from them several times and have never had a problem.
Try Elegant Lace Molds dot com.......They have quite a number of lace medallions. .....also caljava dot com has a lot of lace molds. Unfortunately, I've never found any inexpensive ones anywhere!
[quote="ladij153"]Try Elegant Lace Molds dot com.......They have quite a number of lace medallions.
They've got some very nice vintage trims!
Country Kitchen Sweet Arts makes these molds and their prices are the best I have found so far.
I got mine from First Impressions dot com, (I think part of GSA)? If you haven't used a lace mold before you should know they are pretty tricky. I haven't been able to use mine successfully.
I got mine from First Impressions dot com, (I think part of )? If you haven't used a lace mold before you should know they are pretty tricky. I haven't been able to use mine successfully.
Wow, I'd hate to pay for an expensive mold & not have success using them. I read in one post that you could put the mold in the freezer & it makes it a lot easier. I wonder if you put the paste in the mold & then in the freezer?
No I didn't try freezing it. The mold was so shallow I wasn't really sure how to level off the gumpaste / fondant. I need to take another crack at it. I read suggestions of using an exacto knife to cut off the excess.
if these are double sided molds.. you dust with powder sugar and cornstartch mixed... or your super pearl. roll fondant/g/p mix(more fondant than g/p) or half and half.. i roll mine in pasta machine... to no. 1.. then cut piece that just fits mold. lay top piece of mold on top. roll litely with rolling pin. hold down top of mold. tear off excess... lift mold top.. go around edges and push in really good. good and clean looking all way around. lay mold top back. roll litely with rolling pin. i usually don,t have to put in frig or freezer.. turn mold over gently and the lace falls out little at a time. i use a sm. brush to help it fall out.. that is how i was taught by rosemary watson. hth
Hmmm. I guess I have the wrong kind of mold I have one of the silicone ones
Which ones are double sided?
These are double sided lace molds: http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=816&s=15&name=CK%20SILICONE%20MOLDS