To me, lace is the quintessential girly adornment, the most feminine of fabrics. I’ve said many times (such as here and here) that I’m not much of a girly girl, so it goes without saying that I’m not much into lace. Especially bad lace, whether fabric or fondant. Maybe it’s because all the real lace I have access to in my little town is cheaply made and of poor quality, or maybe it’s because the edible lace I’ve seen looks sort of heavy-handed, lacking the openwork holes that characterize real lace, but until recently I didn’t really use lace much on my cakes. There was one lace, sort of cottony and simple, which I kind of liked–or, I should say, didn’t offend me–and I used it many, many times.
And then in June, a client requested that I use lace she had purchased on her cake. And I loved it!
So I started looking around, and I found this RVO lace mold. While most lace molds render a heavy-handed look that lacks the delicacy of real lace, the RVO lace mold produces a product that is quite fine looking, with holes!Read More