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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.

post #2 of 43

that is breathtakingly beautiful lace--brilliant work

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post #3 of 43

Wow!!! The lace is beautiful. Your cake will look awesome!!!

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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.  

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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.  

post #6 of 43

Thanks for answering so quickly.  Does DAB also harden after a while?

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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).

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The molds seem to be a lot cheaper than the sugar veil ones, but I can only find some dodgy Chinese site selling them.
elsewhere.
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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.

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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.  

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

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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.  :-)

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

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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

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post #15 of 43

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

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