I kept seeing pictures of beautiful cake lace, and wanted to have a try, and I have to confess my first attempts were a bit useless, and the lace broke.
Undeterred I put the random bits on a sponge I made myself for Mother's Day. It was only my hubby and I eating it so it didn't matter (although visiting granddaughter did help!)
I then tried some ready-made lace paste, which was another failure, as I found it much too hard to spread! Naturally I was a bit miffed, as the molds and the paste are not cheap!
|Oops Cake Lace!|
A cake decorating pal saw this effort on FB, and we had a discussion about Cake Lace, as she had used it a lot, but not the products I had tried. Bless her she sent me some of her paste in the post - and voila ! - success - I achieve a lovely flexible piece of lace. (the sample she sent me was silver coloured paste). I was so pleased as I was determined not to be beaten by the technique.
Naturally I had to knock up a quick sponge again this weekend to show off the lace, and to prove that I had mastered the technique! (However, please ignore the dreadful choc coating on the top of the cake!)
|successful cake lace.|