Top positive review
15 people found this helpful
... thought it was expensive but actually it is very good value and it works
on 30 October 2014
When I first bought this I thought it was expensive but actually it is very good value and it works. I bought this alongside Claire's Vintage Heart lace mat. I mixed up one amount and filled around 12 mats - plenty for covering the biggest tiered cake. What I found with the mixture is that by whisking for a long time you incorporate a lot of air bubbles which can show through in the finished lace. I found the lace improved as time went on so next time I will not whisk so long and probably leave the mixture standing for a while with a damp cloth over the bowl. I tried the oven method and the air dry method. The oven is definitely better. To apply the mixture to the lace I used a very flexible small spatula which really got the paste into all the intricate places. This is much better than her recommended knife, which I wouldn't bother with. I also tried colouring some of the mixture with Sugarflair Paste - red - which I used on a red velvet cake with white fondant. This worked really well. All in all a great product.