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How to Make Edible Lace?

Learn how to make edible lace with Betty Crocker™.

How to Make Edible Lace?

Adding lace designs to your cake is a fast and easy way to turn a boring old cake into something beautiful and sophisticated. This type of decorating tip is ideal for special occasions, like anniversaries and weddings, and it is surprisingly easy to master. Learn how to make edible lace with our simple guide.

Note: You will need a silicone lace mould to recreate this recipe.

  1. Pour around 120ml of boiling water into a heat-safe bowl, then add a tablespoon of tylose powder. Mix thoroughly – it will look lumpy, keep going until all the tylose powder turns clear, then leave for 10-15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes the mixture should look clear and very gelatinous. Add two tablespoons of cornstarch, and one tablespoon of icing sugar. Mix until it has the consistency of a thick paste.
  3. Add about a half teaspoon of corn syrup (or golden syrup in a pinch) to the mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add any colouring (including white food colouring) to the paste.
  5. Add a tiny bit of hot water to loosen the mixture. It should be thick and stretchy.
  6. Spread the mixture into the silicone mould. Make sure you go over each section carefully and ensure the paste is filling all the pockets. Then scrape off the residue.
  7. Leave the lace to set overnight. Check to see that it’s dry by pressing your finger gently on different parts of the lace. The lace should be pulling away from the mould too.
  8. Flip your mould over, and carefully pull it away from your edible lace.
That’s it! All you need to do now is decorate your cake with your pretty lace designs.

How to Make Edible Lace