Claire Bowman Cake Lace mix (# 18280) is an innovative new product that allows one to make edible lace for wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes – wherever your imagination takes you!
Mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions, spread onto the silicone mat (using icing spreader # 1325) and place in the oven at 80 degrees C (175F) for 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes. Carefully remove from the mat and the lace is ready to use. Cake lace may be made ahead of time and stored for 2-3 months as it will stay moist and pliable. Double wrap each piece in greaseproof paper and store flat in a zip-lock bag.
The lace may be coloured when mixing, and/or dusted with pearl dust before attachment to your project. It may also be hand-piped if mixed and left to stand overnight (covered) to allow the air bubbles to dissipate.
The uses and designs for this product are endless.
We have just returned from our Son’s wedding in Florida. Our son is a police officer and his new wife works with a dermatologist.
Actually getting there was quite an adventure. The night before we left, we received a text from US Air that our flight had been delayed for approximately 40 minutes ! Based upon this information, we arrived at the airport at 6.00 am the following morning, went through security only to find that the flight was delayed a further hour!! The long and short of it was that we were delayed three hours and were sent to five different gates before actually boarding our flight. To add insult to injury, we were delayed a further 30 minutes because the pilot said that we had to “wait for catering as they were empty”. Why bother, the airlines don’t really serve anything unless you are charged an arm and leg anyway!
I had shipped my decorating tools down the week before and had baked and frozen the wedding cake and desserts and shipped them overnight so that I could start decorating when we arrived. As you can imagine, I was somewhat stressed at the delay. It was quite a feat getting everything finished but all turned out well at the end of the day. A beautiful wedding.
As my husband pointed out, it would not behove anyone to make the mistake of trying to rob the wedding party – about half of the guests were police officers 🙂