I was picking up a few supplies at Hobby Lobby this evening and noticed several new products in their Sunny Side Bakery line....including several new silicone spreadable lace mats. I bought a really pretty one, about 15 inches x 3 3/4 inches for only $6.99...and with a 40% off weekly coupon, got it for nearly nothing!
I really didn't pay much attention to everything they had, but when I got home I read that they also now have a spreadable lace mix....might be a cheap way for some folks to try out spreadable laces....I've been using them about three years now and love them!
Hi, how did you like your mold?, I just got mine yesterday and some mix too, so I'll be trying it for the first time but I haven't tried other brands so I can't compare them, thank you
this is great news -- thanks for posting
I haven't tried it yet and I didn't buy their mix either...I will be trying it on a small wedding cake in a couple weeks using Sugar Dress mix...I'll post my thoughts on it. I've bought several other mold from sites lite Etsy that weren't name brand makes and they've worked fine too!
Have you tried the lace mix yet? I'm anxious to hear how it worked out for you.
No, I didn't buy the lace mix....the day I bought the mat they didn't have any. I'm a big Sugar Dress fan, but will try it and compare the two next time at Hobby Lobby.
I'm from Canada, about 45-50 minutes from Niagara Falls NY, where I've often gone to Hobby Lobby/Michael's. There's many products there I can't get At Michael's here. And there's no Hobby Lobby here at all. I was excited to read this thread, so I went on the Hobby Lobby website, N F and Buffalo store. I searched through all the Sunny Side Bakery products, and no spreadable lace came up. Tried a search on the site....nope, nothing, zip. Perhaps it's only sold at specific Hobby Lobby locations?? I'm disappointed.....was so hoping I could hop over the border and pick some up...
My Hobby Lobby here in Kentucky just got them a few weeks ago, so maybe they haven't been distributed chain wide yet.....maybe check back in a few weeks.
Ahhh Ok. Will do. Thanks
Okay. Well, I bought the mix because it was the last tub. I actually have NEVER made lace before but I have a cake coming up soon that would look fantastic with black lace. I do have a contingency design in case this mix is a bust. I'm not going to use it for a couple more weeks but I will let you know how it goes. Just keep in mind, I have no experience to compare it with.
i haven't used it but i asked global sugar art i think it was -- about adding food color to it and they said it can throw off the formula -- i was advised to color it after it's made so there's that -- airbrushed or powdered after was what they advised
I wondered about that. Thanks for the heads up!
I bought the mix and the lace mold a week ago at Hobby Lobby and finally used it today. It is AMAZING!!!! It was so easy and the lace is beautiful! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff! I've never used Sugar Veil or any of the other over priced items that are similar, and now that this stuff is available, I will never have to!
Thanks for this great info. Looks like a trip to Hobby Lobby is in my near future. I have been wanting to try the lace, but felt it was a little expensive.
Thank you so much for posting those pictures! Gorgeous! Our local Hobby Lobby recently started carrying supplies for lace but I havent purchased it yet....yet....I think I know that I'm getting next!
I haven't got to buy their mix.....how is it prepared? Do you beat it with boiling water like Sugarveil or is it a two part mix like Sugar Dress or something totally different from both? How much did the mix cost?
It was $14.99, but with the 40% off coupon it was about $9. It's a powder you beat with water, then add a teaspoon of glycerin included in the tub. It's very easy.
Wow! That prep is just like sugar dress....and at $14.99 that's less than half the price of SD...and add that 40% coupon and it's a steal....I'll pick some up this weekend! Thanks for the info.
Wow, even with the rate if exchange, it's much cheaper than anything I can buy here in Canada. Hope the Hobby Lobby in NF NY will carry it.
Jeff -- thank you so much for posting this -- i've been retired for some time and never could justify purchasing those original pricey luscious lace molds -- but the Sunnyside line of products is so affordable it's crazy -- the mix is nice i had some air bubbles but i could have seived those out if i really wanted/cared -- it worked just fine anyhow --
the awfulest problem was deciding what to buy there were so many gorgeous designs --
all I made was that Martha Stewart chocolate chip cookie cake -- just literally cc cookies and souped up whipped cream w/marscapone all stacked up in layers just all bare naked uniced -- so i just placed the lace helter skelter and it worked beautifully to dress it up for thanksgiving --
Glad you like it. One thing I've found with all the mixes is that once you mix them, if you let the sit a few hours then slowly re-stir them, you won't get air bubbles.
STILL WAITING for this item to be in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo Hobby Lobby stores.
They have it in the ones in Richmond VA , that's the one I got to use with the gelatin lace.
I love this product and have recently used it on a wedding cake! I went to pull out the other half of the container to use on a cake today and I must have accidentally thrown away the directions! Does anyone have them handy???
as a matter of fact i just this morning went & bought the other molds and a new container and the directions are:
preheat oven to 215 degrees to 220 degrees -- pour 1/2 cup water in a glass bowl -- add 1/2 of the powder mix (100g) and mix with and electric mixer for approximately 2 minutes or until all powder is absorbed -- add 1 teaspoon of part b mix and beat for an additional 4 minutes or until the mixture is thick and well incorporated -- spread the paste on your chosen lace mold and bake for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven's setting -- let the lace cool completely before peeling -- test the corners to see if it comes off easily -- if some parts of the lace are still wet and tear simply lay it back into the mold spread another layer of the lace mix over it and bake for another 10 minutes or until it is completely dry and easy to peel -- you may also dry the lace overnight instead of baking before peeling from the mat
to attach the lace on a cake or cupcake brush a small amount of water on you fondant covered cake or cupcake just enough to make it tacky -- do not over wet as this may cause the lace to dissolve -- press the lace onto the cake/cupcake until it is fixed --
leftover mixture may be stored in an airtight container fo rup to 14 days in the refrigerator -- bring to room temperature before using -- if you want to customize the cake lace color, liquid food coloring may be mixed into the water before the mix is added -- once added the lace be good for 7 days at room temperature and 10 days in the fridge
hey -- i'm not having much luck cooking this stuff -- works great letting it dry overnight so i'm good -- i need to get a thermometer for my warming drawer and test this out more accurately --
but do you all cook yours successfully?
edited to say -- it does seem the double application onto the mats works better with a drying in between applications but i have to refine the heating it up part -- gonna work on that today -- i get it crispy or gooey -- surely there's a pliable in between -- it's like chocolate or goldilocks -- gotta get it just right...
i'm gonna answer my own question 'cause i been messing with this all day -- because each mold is a little different depth, width and intricacy you just cook it till it's done and you just gotta get a feel for it -- each one's just a little different time wise
but i've been using my warming drawer on medium which is about 200 degrees -- then also air drying with a fan -- the fan on low helps with removing the lace -- also keeping your finger tips tapped into a little pile of cornstarch -- and i used my hair dryer a little too
any other tips are welcome
so for me the best method is use some heat for around 20 minutes give or take then wait a couple hours to de-mold and it's perfect -- but as for continuously shaking & baking 'em out -- buy extra molds and keep them rotating --
Did you treat the molds with anything before using the Cake Lace Mix?
Did you just use a spatula to spread it around before letting it dry?
Does it remain flexible?