Birthday lace

Decorating By arlenej Updated 31 Dec 2013 , 1:10pm by DeniseNH

arlenej Posted 23 Dec 2013 , 10:32pm
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Hi all in CCland!

I'm S-O-O EXCITED! My birthday just went and a friend asked me what I'd like. So of course I said cake toys. He looked puzzled. then said okay, just let him know what. I've been wanting to try lace for a while, so my question is: Crystal lace, Dab, Flexi-paste, Sugarveil? What have you guys tried? Which did you like (or not)? What was easiest to use? Which tasted better? Is there anybody who tried more than one product?

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FromScratchSF Posted 26 Dec 2013 , 2:49am
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Come to my class in April and I'll teach you how to screen print it :) (Shameless, I know).

DeniseNH Posted 26 Dec 2013 , 3:24am
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I just tried DAB and LOVE it - with one exception.  Buy the lace molds but research where you can get a wide assortment for very few dollars.  Secondly, don't pay for the DAB paste, use your own homemade gumpaste.  Works beautifully - you might need to soften it up a bit with Crisco, two drops of water or a few seconds in the microwave before spreading.  I tried the DAB gumpaste but it lacked the stretch I needed - and it's expensive.  I also tried the DAB lace molds with Unbreakable Lace and it's the best - a little bit cleaner looking lace than the gumpaste (just a little) BUT Unbreakable Lace took 5 hours to cure so I couldn't take it out of the lace mold for several hours.  With the gumpaste, I could remove the lace in 30 seconds.  Hope this helps you out.  Haven't heard of the other two you mentioned.

arlenej Posted 26 Dec 2013 , 4:43pm
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Sorry sweetie, I'm in the Caribbean. I don't envision travelling anytime soon..

DeniseNH Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 1:10pm
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I wasn't sure they would allow me to say the name of the place I got the mold - let's see if this works.  If not, private message me.  Go to AliExpress and key in DAB or blue silicone lace mold.  They have a ton and at the very best price.  Unbreakable lace is SugarVeil.  Hope this helps.

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