It wasn’t all that long ago that edible cake lace emerged on the shelves but it’s safe to say it’s quickly taken the cake decorating world by storm! As one of the most popular cake trends in recent years, we’re forever looking for new ways to help cake decorators of all skill levels to create their own effortlessly beautiful cake lace.
Cake lace can take any cake from plain to rustic chic or vintage glamour in quite literally seconds. It can be draped or wrapped around a cake to give depth to its design, or simply used to add an elegant finishing touch to special occasion cakes of all shapes and sizes.
Thanks to our fantastic new Culpitt cake lace starter kit, creating beautiful cake lace has never been easier. At just £14.99, the pack contains everything you could possibly need to make up to 8 x 38cm lengths of edible cake lace. Talk about great value!
L-R: Photo by Edible Artists Network// Photo by I Sugar Coat It
There are so many gorgeous examples of how amazing cake lace can look when applied to wedding cakes, but there are plenty of other ways you can use it too. From cupcakes to French fancies to biscuits, our cake lace is flexible enough to add something special to almost any bake imaginable.
To use the kit, simply mix the cake lace powder with warm water using a food mixer. Spread the mixture onto your lace mat using the spreader and leave to dry overnight. Remove from your mat, decorate with food colouring powders and you’re ready to go! Easy peasy gorgeousness 🙂
The product is so wonderfully versatile that you can colour it with food colouring powders, give it a shimmering finish with our lustre sprays and cut it with scissors to suit the exact look you’re going for.
The Culpitt cake lace kit is so user-friendly that it really can be used by all cake decorators, from newbies to the more advanced, so everybody can achieve that lovely vintage look without the need for so much time, effort or skill.
We tried out some of our cake lace on some mini cakes and came up with these adorable little designs. We love the look of the cake lace against the light green sugarpaste – too cute! To have a go at making them yourselves follow our easy how to guide!
The pink roses were made using our FMM Easy Rose Cutter so they’re even easier for beginners to try out and really surprise friends and family with! These elegant little cakes are perfect for spoiling mum with on Mother’s Day, serving as part of a homemade afternoon tea or for putting in individual cake boxes and handing out as wedding favours. Whatever the occasion, these beautiful creations are guaranteed to impress!
We’ve seen examples of cake lace being used as a stencil over biscuits a few times before so we thought we’d try our hand at it and see if it was as easy as it looked. The good news? It really was! And they look absolutely gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves)!
We used our Culpitt cupcake cake lace starter kit for our cake lace biscuits and found they were the perfect size for what we needed. To use, we simply pressed our cake lace over the biscuits (as you would a stencil) and dusted a layer of the powder over the top using a shaker. Once covered, we very gently lifted the lace up (so as not to disturb the clean line of the design) to reveal the stunning design!
For a bit more fun and vibrancy, we also imprinted colour from the lace stencil using our Colour Splash food colouring powder in Matt Red, which created a really fabulous, eye-catching effect.
This method looks equally as lovely when used on larger cakes and cupcakes. It’s pretty much the perfect cake decorating hack when you’re short on time or fancy trying something a little different!