For Those Of You Who Use Cake Lace...

Decorating By kathyw Updated 21 Apr 2014 , 6:11pm by caketinsmith

kathyw Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 10:08pm
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AI used Cake Lace for the very first time today and had some problems. First there were lots of tiny air bubbles that I couldn't seem to get rid of. Second, I used it on a sugarveil mat (rose mantilla lace) and once I spread it on it seemed to separate in some areas and bubble up in other areas. Why am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

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gscout73 Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 4:56am
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I just received my cake lace yesterday, so I have not had the chance to play with it. The instructions say there will be bubbles and the fix is to re-fill and re-set in the oven. When you mixed it, did you use a mixer or wisk? These are almost guaranteed to create air bubbles. I would recommend using a fork instead and stir gently. One way to get rid of air bubbles that is recommended for royal icing is to strain through a piece of hosiery (clean, of course). By squeezing through the ultra fine mesh, the tiniest of air bubbles will be eliminated and your icing will be very smooth.

mfeagan Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by gscout73 
 

I just received my cake lace yesterday, so I have not had the chance to play with it. The instructions say there will be bubbles and the fix is to re-fill and re-set in the oven. When you mixed it, did you use a mixer or wisk? These are almost guaranteed to create air bubbles. I would recommend using a fork instead and stir gently. One way to get rid of air bubbles that is recommended for royal icing is to strain through a piece of hosiery (clean, of course). By squeezing through the ultra fine mesh, the tiniest of air bubbles will be eliminated and your icing will be very smooth.

I have never heard the hosiery trick! Thanks!!!

kathyw Posted 23 Oct 2013 , 7:12pm
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AThanks. I will give it a try.

Does anyone have any ideas about the separation and blob problem?

gscout73 Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 7:47am
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Kathy, I really don't know what to tell you. The Sugar Veil mats are not as deep as the Cake Lace mats. Maybe this has an affect on how the air bubbles are formed when in the oven?? Dunno, just a guess.

kathyw Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 1:28am
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AI thought it might be the mat. I will try a different mold and see what happens. I asked the company and they said it can be used on any silicone mat or mold. Maybe not?

thanks for the help.

gscout73 Posted 30 Oct 2013 , 5:52am
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Yes, while it can be used in any silicone mold, not all molds are created equal. I noticed the molds made for use with Cake Lace are deeper than the Sugar Veil. I don't know if that has any thing to do with it, but it is possible.

ramacake Posted 30 Oct 2013 , 7:01am
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I tried the cake lace about a month ago, I purchased it from the UK.  I mixed mine with an electric hand mixer.  Then I spread it in the molds very thinly! Then kept going back over it with the spatula in all directions several different times.  And every time I seemed to remove a slight amount of the mix.  And I think that by going over it several times, that it must have worked out all the bubbles, because It didn't seem to have any at all.  Then I let it air dry overnight. (Since I was really skeptical of putting it in the oven)  You have to be very careful when your are pulling it out of the mold, but I had no problems at all.  It made beautiful lace and now I want to try the colors that are available.  The gold especially.  The lace was extremely durable and very easy to handle.

caketinsmith Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 6:11pm
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