Welcome to the world of edible lace!
Being a fan of vintage-inspired cakes & cupcakes myself I have always been tempted to buy the Sugar Veil equipment but then, just in time I came across Cake Lace by Claire Bowman and took the plunge and invested in 2 mats and the 500g pot of mix. Edible lace is now becoming a very popular product among cake decorators who want to add a touch of prettiness and class to their latest creations, and I had some orders coming up that would suit this effect perfectly.
Cake Lace, is so easy to use, Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions, spread onto the mat and place in the oven at 70 degrees. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes take out of the oven and cool for 5 minutes and it is then ready to use. The two major plus points for me are that from start to finish your Cake Lace could be ready to use in less than 30 minutes & the beauty of this Cake Lace is that once it has been made and baked, it will remain moist and pliable for many months. It even has a lovely subtle sweet smell to it (or is that just me)?
The other bonus points are that it is cheaper, its easily coloured and you can now in even buy It pre-coloured which is fab!
Its safe to say I am a huge fan and convert to Cake Lace.
Here are a few examples of what I have used it for:
For these cupcakes I used the Delphine Mat
I do buy my Cake Lace products from The Cake Decorating Company as I find their customer service great and delivery super quick. I also find their prices competitive which is of course the main reason why we shop around. Don’t forget you can use this mixture on any mat too, I recently bought one from Lakeland which has a lovely pattern on.
You can purchase the cake lace mixture in two sizes – 200g at £8.45 or 500g at £16.99. What’s even more amazing is the different colours it comes in! Gold, silver, red – you can really go town with it! I did buy the spreading knife (£5.95) too but you can just as easy use a tool you have at home for this.
Another thing to remember is to buy a baking tray large enough for the mat! 🙂
If you do buy some Cake Lace, or already have please comment below with how you found it. The next item on my wish list is to try the sequins cake lace mat – it looks lovely!