Lace molds are NOT CHEAP. Yet easy to make. There is this site called laceheaven.com they have many different laces on a low price.
I like a shallow lace mold, I don't want my lace to be thick. To me a lace on the cake should look thin and fragile. So it's basically an impression mold.
In this weather the dits are soft, but if they are firm I warm them a little bit. I brush my lace with Seal Dit, I don't mind picking it up and rubbing it on it, going over it with a brush too to get it everywhere. You definitely don't want to put too much, to clog up some delicate details, but you must seal it good, or taking the finished silicone off will rip into the lace.
I lay my lace onto a rolled out piece of clay rubbed with Anchor Dit.
Using a small roller I gently roll over my lace. Not to push it into the clay, just to get it stay very evenly, rather then push it with my fingers.
I only use the Plastique on this one. Press and mush some into the details, then cover it with one smooth piece! No bubbles!!!!
This is what it looks like, and here is the fondant lace I made with it.
Took me less then 10 minutes, and I used 0.8 oz silicone and it measures little short of 3x4" lace mold.
Thank you for this, marzipandoll!. I just read your other tutorial on how to make 3D molds and it was excellent. I'm dying to get my hands on some of this stuff, and the next time I'm in the US, I'm definitely investing!
Thanks! I am glad you liked. Silicone ships internationally too!
Yes, but there's a 40% import tax on these things in Mexico!
Oh wow! Is that like custom fees? If you have friends or family up here they can order, repackage and send as gift. Just thinking out loud.
Yes, that's exactly what it is, and gifts are taxable, too! But I'm planning my first real trip to the States in years this summer, so I expect to basically take an empty suitcase and load up! By the way, does Michael's distribute these products or should I order them online and have them sent to my brother's? I'm old-fashioned and would rather buy things in a store where I can see them first (go figure!), but I don't know who would carry these things in San Antonio, Texas. Any ideas?
I know what you mean about coming with empty bags! Hahah my dad does that when he comes to visit.
I am not sure why isn't this product in stores... Dom? Why?
You can order at www.Makeyourownmolds.com ships pretty fast. Good luck and have a good time coming to the US.
Make sure on the way back you don't put silicone in your carry on bag if you are flying!
Thanks for the tips, marizpandoll! I'll just order the things online when I know more about my travel dates.