DeniseNH Posted 29 Sep 2013 , 11:14pm
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I saw a utube demo for DAB the new lace making molds, paste and plastic spreader.  I just had to get it and just finished experimenting on it.  I love, love, love the molds and ordered them from China.  Didn't take long to get here - 10 days.  A cake friend bought me a package of DAB and the spreader.  I didn't have any luck with it.  Kept breaking even when warmed in my hands, then in the microwave then thinned with Crisco.  Nope.  No luck.  So on a lark I tried my plain old gumpaste mixed with just a smidge of Crisco.  BEAUTIFUL.  I also tried Linda McClures recipe for paste that goes with my Silhouette machine and found that DAB is almost identical to Linda's paste - and once again, neither works on the delicate lace molds

 

.  So I'm using my gumpaste from now on.  And I highly recommend the lace molds and plastic spreader.   Top was plain DAB, second was DAB with Crisco and bottom was plain old gumpaste with just a hint of Crisco added.

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:53pm
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that is breathtakingly beautiful lace--brilliant work

remnant3333 Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 4:49pm
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Wow!!! The lace is beautiful. Your cake will look awesome!!!

Deliciousdiva Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 2:17am
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Absolutely gorgeous..  Did you use fresh gumpaste or did it rest overnight? About how much Crisco did you use?  

I have used D. Edward recipie posted on cc, for lace, but it requires a long drying time.  I like the idea of instant gratification.  How instant was this?  How long did you wait to pull from mold?

Also DAB I believe is made in China since it is sold out of China, and I try not to consume food products made in China.  

DeniseNH Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 2:24am
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Yes, fresh gumpaste.  Just a little gumpaste - 1/4 tsp.  to a ball of gumpaste that's about the size of a ping-pong ball.  Pretty much an instant thing.  I think I waited about 15 seconds, just to be polite, then it came right out of the mold.  It did harden to the point of not being able to bend it without possibly breaking it within 20 minutes but in the first 10 minutes it was VERY pliable.  Yes DAB is made in China and I have the same feeling about anything coming from overseas.  At least I can tell you exactly what's in my homemade gumpaste.  Have no idea what's in theirs.  

Deliciousdiva Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 2:31am
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Thanks for answering so quickly.  Does DAB also harden after a while?

DeniseNH Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 2:52am
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Actually I didn't like DAB because 1.  it has no stretch and breaks half way through the process.  You end up with half a strip of lace that's broken in places here and there and if you think you can just go back over it, think again because it's already setting up.  2.  It dries too quickly - even if you add crisco to it.  Not good.  With the gelatin in gumpaste you have more stretch to get the paste into all the nooks and crannies and more drying time (15-20 minutes).

kikiandkyle Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 3:40am
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AThe molds seem to be a lot cheaper than the sugar veil ones, but I can only find some dodgy Chinese site selling them.

DeniseNH Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 3:45am
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That's where I got mine..............three of them.  Name of the company begins with an A - can't remember the rest of it but they delivered within 10 days.  Keep bugging me through emails to buy from them again.  They have the most intricate and delicate molds anywhere.  It's ok to order through them.  I did it and I'm still alive  "-)

But now that  I've tried it - I'm anxious to try it with the molds I already have.  Just for the heck of it.

Deliciousdiva Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 3:56am

I admit , just ordered some molds from a China site>  My credit card immediately denied my second purchase, thinking it was fraud.  I probably in the future will call the card company and let them know about the charges before I process.  I like the security.  I probably will tell the card company not to allow any overseas charge unless I call them first.  

JWinslow Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 4:08am

Do you make your own gum paste or do you purchase it?  I noticed you were talking about gelatin in the paste?

DeniseNH Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 11:55am

I've used the same gumpaste recipe for over 16 years.  Yes, it has gelatin in it for stretch.  And I never thought about using my credit card for China purchases.  Great point.  I used PayPal because they recommended it and the whole thing (three molds and shipping) was at or under $25.  Ordered from AliExpress.  Just wait, one of our U.S. companies will pick this line up soon so we won't need to order from overseas.  :-)

cazza1 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:23pm

I'm feeling a bit stupid here but is your gumpaste spreadable?  Are you heating it to soften it?

Cakespirations Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 3:39pm

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Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

I'm feeling a bit stupid here but is your gumpaste spreadable?  Are you heating it to soften it?

You are so very not dumb. I was wondering the very same thing

Charmed Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 4:04pm

did you buy the molds from ebay?  could you send me the URL page I would like to order some molds!!  thanks

Claire138 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 4:08pm

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Originally Posted by Cakespirations 
 

You are so very not dumb. I was wondering the very same thing

Ditto, can you give us the recipe?

DeniseNH Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 5:58pm

Ok, back from visiting my mother.  My freshly made gumpaste is pushable not spreadable.  And by that I mean, with the DAB set comes a $5.00 plastic knife you use to scrape across the mold to remove unwanted paste - this knife is rounded on one side and flat on the other so you're actually pushing the gumpaste along over the mold instead of just scraping along with a flat edge.  I highly recommend getting this rounded knife.  No I didn't get the molds off of eBay.  I logged onto AliExpress, that's the only place that's selling it right now (in China).  I just asked my husband why the bank didn't stop payment on my credit card (because I just figured out that I did use my credit card instead of PayPal)  He got the slip out and found out that they must have a distribution plant in DE (within the USA), no wonder it took a lot less time to process than I anticipated.  And yes, you can put your gumpaste in the microwave to soften it just a bit (5 or 10 seconds at a time) until it's pushable.

onmymind Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 6:07pm

Aanyone have a link for the site to buy the molds? Is DAB like sugarveil?

Charmed Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 2:45pm

the op bought the molds from Ali express .com  

Charmed Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 2:46pm

so they accept Paypal? 

Deliciousdiva Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 7:49pm

I believe the gumpase in discussion is on the internet as Carrie Biggers gumpaste for Cricut cake machine.  After you mix it , it needs to rest overnight to become like store bought gumpaste.  But if you don't let it rest it is very pasty. I can't be sure because I have not purchased DAB, but it looks like the same translucent texture.

costumeczar Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 7:54pm

I saw the demo video and figured it was just soft gumpaste they're using. I'm more curious about the molds. Are they rigid, or do they flex easily? I'd think that if they were flexible it would be hard to get the gumpaste into it the way they were spreading it on there with a scraper in the video.

Deliciousdiva Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 1:38am

http://cdn.idealworld.tv/common/images/campaign/cricut-cake/downloads/Cricut-Cake-Gumpaste.pdf

this is a site with Carrie's gumpaste recipe.  Use immediately, don't let it rest overnight.

Deliciousdiva Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 1:41am

I have a few of these molds that I purchased from Ebay with paypal.  These green dab molds are very flexible.  I still have not used Dab.  They worked with D Edwards sugarveil-like recipe.  But there was an overnite wait time for the lace to dry in mold.  

Googlik Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 9:14am

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Originally Posted by DeniseNH 
 

I saw a utube demo for DAB the new lace making molds, paste and plastic spreader.  I just had to get it and just finished experimenting on it.  I love, love, love the molds and ordered them from China.  Didn't take long to get here - 10 days.  A cake friend bought me a package of DAB and the spreader.  I didn't have any luck with it.  Kept breaking even when warmed in my hands, then in the microwave then thinned with Crisco.  Nope.  No luck.  So on a lark I tried my plain old gumpaste mixed with just a smidge of Crisco.  BEAUTIFUL.  I also tried Linda McClures recipe for paste that goes with my Silhouette machine and found that DAB is almost identical to Linda's paste - and once again, neither works on the delicate lace molds

 

.  So I'm using my gumpaste from now on.  And I highly recommend the lace molds and plastic spreader.   Top was plain DAB, second was DAB with Crisco and bottom was plain old gumpaste with just a hint of Crisco added.

 

 

Hi

I am pretty green on backing but concider theese lace moulds to be easy in use if the right KNOW HOW is there. Please help us who do not know with YOUR RECIPE of that u called for "OLD GUMPASTE" and explane please  what do u mean with "a hint of crisco added?"  Deliciousdiva shared a link with the gumpaste recipe where there already is "2 tbsp melted vegetable fat" Is it not Crisco? What does it means with "hint of Crisco ", if not? Please share your expierience. Hope for the answer and then I am able to bake/decorate the cake for my son's second birthday! I've bought some DAB lace molds...

costumeczar Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 10:25am

AIf you knead enough crisco/vegetable shortening into gumpaste so that it's soft but not to the point of being super melty you can push it with a spatula into molds. I tried it with my regular gumpaste recipe that I use and it worked fine and was actually easier to do to fill tiny molds and some molds tht had a lot of tiiny little detail. I'm going to write about it on my blog when I get a chance, but you don't need the special Dab gumpaste to do it.

I think you just have to experiment and try it yourself to see what works for you.

Googlik Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 11:03am

Oh thank u for the answer. I'll be checking your blog u know :))) And waiting :))) If u don't mind, put some pictures into the prosess' description?

Thanks again.

DeniseNH Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 11:43am

She's right.  Take your favorite gumpaste recipe (whatever that is) and try it in the DAB mold.  If it's a bit too stiff, add about a quarter of a teaspoon full of white fat, trex, Crisco to the gumpaste and try again.  You just need to keep trying different things out until one of them works for you.  My main message was that the DAB paste didn't work for me - was too stiff, then when mixed with white fat .........broke.  But with my gumpaste mixed with 1/4 tsp. of white fat worked like a dream because my gumpaste has the needed stretch so that it doesn't break. and is soft enough to meld into the fine crevasses ............with the excess cleanly scraped off.

Googlik Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 12:00pm

My problem is that I've never tried to make the gumpaste before... That's why need the recipe wich I know FOR SURE works for others. Have not so much time for trying... and trying... and trying... Can u share the EXACT recipe with us? You bought? If not here, wouldnt' u mind to use PM? PLease?

DeniseNH Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 12:13pm

Yes, please PM me but you'll have to be patient.  I have several cakes to get out the door this weekend as it's Columbus Day Holiday over here.  Talk to you again on Sunday or Monday.  

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