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Crystal Lace Icing 500g

Crystal Lace Icing 500g

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Crystal Lace Icing is a specially formulated icing mix for creating intricate, ornate and flexible cake decorations. The two properties that make Crystal Lace popular is it is Colourface (keeping its bright white colour and face drying even in higher humidity. Comes in a 500g pack. Also available in 150g packs.

Works great with Silicone Lace Mat and Mini Mats

Instructions on how to mix crystal lace
Add 50gms of boiling water for each 100gm powder.

Tip: Even though 50gms of water = 50mls, weigh the water as you do the powder. Measuring utensils vary and are therefore unreliable

Tip: 150gms of powder will make plus or minus10 lace strips

Mix well on slow beat and then beat on high speed for 2 - 3 minutes with an electric beater to form a firm consistency with soft peaks. Mixture will be white, smooth and glossy.

Instructions on colouring
Liquid, gel or powder colourant may be used and added to the mixture after beating.

Instructions on making the lace

The mixture can be used immediately.  Place about 2 heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto the silicone mat. Use an applicable spatula to smooth the mixture into the design, moving the scraper in different directions, ensuring all crevices are filled. 

Your final scrape should be from left to right with a touch of pressure, thereby removing all excess mixture from the surrounding areas.

Leave to set for a short while - the mixture should be dry to the touch. Remove any thin ‘film’ of the mixture which may be left on the mat by gently rubbing away with damp cotton wool or a soft cloth. Leave to dry again.

Setting time is dependent upon the relative humidity and temperature. Can take from 1 hour to overnight.

Gently lift the edge of the lace by flexing the mould, then carefully peel the mould away from the lace. Only continue the process if the lace separates easily from the mould, is not 'tacky' and does not stretch out of shape.

Wash the mould in hot soapy water and store flat.

Instructions on applying the lace

Place the lace on buttercream, chocolate ganache, or fondant covered cake. On a dry icing surface, such as fondant, apply a scant amount of moisture on your fingertip to the back of the lace before placing onto the cake.

Handy Tips
  • If over dried, the lace will be brittle and crack when removing from the mould. Do not take it out of the mould. Rather add more mixture and smooth into the mould on top of the first layer. This moisturises the bottom layer. Remove from the mould when the top layer is dry. It is unnecessary to ever discard over dried broken lace.
  • Store any left over mixture in an airtight container in a fridge. Use within 4-5 days
  • Make as much mixture as you need, as little as 50gms at a time. Store the balance of the powder in an airtight container. It has a shelf life of over a year.
  • Store the ready made lace in a good quality plastic bag and place in an airtight container. It will remain flexible for days. Place each piece in separate plastic. If lace is placed on top of lace they will stick to each other.
  • Lace can only be removed from a mould if the mould is cool. If the mould is warm from the sun or oven (to speed up the setting time of the mixture) then place the mould on marble or on a cool counter and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the lace.
  • If you are finding it difficult to remove the lace from the mould, apply 2 coats of the mixture ... Allow one coat to be finger touch dry ... 1/2 to 1 hour, and then apply a second coat. This will thicken the lace slightly and it will release easily.
  • A release agent is unnecessary but can be used.
  • Edible lustres, metallics and glitters can be brushed into the mould before applying the mixture. Alternatively they can be applied to the ready made lace for shimmering effects. Try out both methods to see which effect you prefer.
  • In rain or shine, hot or cold, follow these simple instructions and make the perfect lace, every time...
  • In rainy weather, Crystal Lace will dry anyway and be flexible.
  • In very dry weather, glycerine can be added to your mixture ±1 teaspoon for every 100gms of powder ... Your lace will dry, it will be flexible, non crack, and remain flexible for much longer!
  • Add a few drops of Vanilla essence or any other water based flavourant for a great taste.

We do our best to ensure the accuracy of the product information on this page. However we ask customers concerned about food allergens, ingredients or country of origin to email us for the latest information and to always check the manufacturers label on the product as manufacturers ingredients may change without notice.
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