Grrrr....good old CC.....can't post text plus images. I should have known better!
Attempt #2, condensed version of original post.
I bought a Claire Bowman cake lace mat along with the mix a while back on sale. It was one of those "ohhhh! It's new and cool and I might use it one day" purchases. I finally gave it a try, well the mat, not the mix, last night. Long story short, when I made the (online) purchase I didn't realize there was a part A and part B for the mix and I only have part A. Went back to the website and they only seem to sell part A?? Rather odd....
I did a search and found a recipe for cake lace on Veena's Art of Cake (http://veenaazmanov.com). She states that the recipe is not hers but one found on a CC forum a long time ago, shared by Dawn Edwards. Apparently it is now hard to find the forum on CC. She has added some of her own tips, visuals for the steps and it's very easy to follow. I gave it a go and success :-)
I thought I would share my experience in the event that someone was curious about the recipe or was looking for one that works well. I tried the two different mats I have, the Claire Bowman "peacock" mat (smaller of the two) and the Magic Decor SMD101 mat (sorry no name for it). My results aren't perfect but I am very pleased for my first attempt.
The recipe for the cake lace:
Pictures to follow.
Spread in to the mats
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Lace in peacock mold (bottom) dried a couple of hours and in SMD101 dried overnight. No oven used.
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It looks pretty close to perfect to me!!! Thank you for this post. I just (and I do mean a couple of hours ago "just"), received my lace mat and I was skeptical on what recipe to use. I have a lingerie cake coming up this October and the customer wants the lace to glow in the dark. Still have to play around with that idea.
I don't know about glow in the dark, but to glow under black light you can use tonic water...
@Miss.Reynolds I'm glad my post was helpful for you. I will say that after adding the dry ingredients to the tylose water mixture it became very stiff/thick and hard to stir. I used a small solid silicone spatula to get it mixed well. After adding the corn syrup it was still quite thick but easier to stir. I added AmeriColor bright white gel paste until I was happy with the color and then a very small amount of water (1/8 tsp - 1/4 tsp maybe) to get it to a nice spreading consistency. I've used Rolkem lumo gels for a glow in the dark effect as they are FDA approved here in Canada but to my understanding are not approved in other countries? Best of luck to you :-)
Thanks @MBalaska . Stay tuned in upcoming FNCC for a cake using the lace as my boyfriend's boss is getting married next month and has asked me to do their cake. His wife to be will be wearing a dress with lace overlay and so would like the same look on the cake. This is why I am trying it out now.
Best wishes and will look forward to the photo, cheers!
That magic Decor lace is lovely! I would love to have that, but i can't find it for sale in the us.
@gscout73 this is where I ordered it:
That's great. Dd they charge for shipping?
Yes, they charge for shipping. They are a Canadian company and have regular free shipping days (Tues) but you have to spend $75 or more to qualify. There are some restrictions but they list them. Our dollar sucks right now so you wouldn't have to even spend $75 in US dollars....
Thank you @Kstevens. I see some Lumo Gel on Etsy. Hopefully they can bring it to the USA
This is amazing. Thanks for the information.
Thanks heaps for the recipe post kstevens! Yours looks lovely :)
Lovely work. Those are beautiful molds and your finished product looks just like lace from a gorgeous dress. I haven't had a need for them yet, but when I do ....