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EDIBLE LACE- HELP!

post #1 of 14
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So i have a wedding cake due in a couple weeks that the bride wanted some edible lace sort of laying over a couple of the tiers.  At the time I told her i could do it because i was thinking of using Sugarveil.  Well ive gone thru 2 bags of it and havent gotten a piece bigger than an inch to come off those mats without breaking...i spent HOURS trying to get it to work. i dont know what im doing wrong but either way it isnt working.

anyone know where i can buy some edible lace, sugarveil or otherwise, already made?

post #2 of 14

Have you thought about trying a lace cutter?  http://www.globalsugarart.com/crown-mold-by-rvo-p-20770.html

post #3 of 14
The easiest thing to do would be to just pipe it on the cake...
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

I cant use that small cut out or pipe it on because they want something more like a sheet of lace laid on the cake... similar to these:

 

 

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Use a piece of heavy lace or a textured rolling pin to imprint the thin fondant and drape this.   There won't be holes in it but it does look lovely if the lace or roller has a nice pattern.  

post #6 of 14
I just posted some lace molds in my Etsy shop (not that same one though) and while I was using them to make lace for this weekend I cut the holes out with an exacto knife. You could make those pieces using a mold and either candy clay or a fondant/ gumpast mix, then cut the holes out with a knife and using a piping tip for a cutter in the tiny holes. It would take a long time but probably no longer than wrestling with sugarveil would take.
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I would use a lace mould with fondant, Tylose and a touch of Platinum Paste for a soft draping effect. I haven't used Sugarveil yet although I have a bag waiting for me to experiment. I went to a Sugarveil demonstration and we were told that it is very sensitive to humidity and that it took my cake decorating teacher a while to get on top of it. I must say, I think the lace moulds are prettier and more elegant.

 

Do you have a knight in shining armour? Mine is my cake decorating teacher, who owns my favourite cake decorating shop. He is happy to help out when things go wrong. Perhaps your cake decorating shop could make the lace for you????

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post #8 of 14

Try rolling some very thin fondant into your sugarveil mould. 

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

i have tried rolling fondant into the sugarveil mold but you can hardly see the design - nothing like this cake lace has.  this looks like a much deeper mold.

 

costumeczar - whats ur etsy shop?

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by sleepy20520 View Post

i have tried rolling fondant into the sugarveil mold but you can hardly see the design - nothing like this cake lace has.  this looks like a much deeper mold.

 

costumeczar - whats ur etsy shop?

Go to my facebook page (listed in my signature) and you can find it from there, I don't know if I'm supposed to post it here or not since that's "self promotion."

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by jalice123 View Post

Use a piece of heavy lace or a textured rolling pin to imprint the thin fondant and drape this.   There won't be holes in it but it does look lovely if the lace or roller has a nice pattern.  

 

What Jalice123 said then consider painting over it so it looks like there are holes like in this tutorial by Carinacupcakes.

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/edible-lace-tutorial

post #12 of 14

Hi there, I'm not sure if this reply is helpful to you or not by now, but I've just started using a similar product to sugarveil which is cake lace by claire bowman.  The best thing to do is to put the mat in a low temperature oven (about 10-15 degrees c) for around 10 - 20 minutes, or until the you can peel the mat away from the lace easily.  I've also seen this being done with sugarveil and it works with that too! I've never used sugarveil but i've heard you have to mix it then leave it in the mixing bowl overnight before using it? you can use 'cake lace' immediately after mixing plus its cheaper to so if you can get hold of it in your country then give it a go! I've just decorated my first cake with it, feel free to check it out on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/57238332@N06/9804416686/ 

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oh ps, i've just read on a cake supply website that you can cook it at up to 80degrees? prob work quicker, although i'd start at a lower temp and see how you go first!

post #14 of 14
There is also a product that is called Crystal Sugar that you can use right after mixing it up. Looks very similar to Sugarveil.
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