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Edible Cake Lace

As many know, I love to create vintage cookie sets. Edible cake lace adds the perfect touch to accentuate the vintage feel.  I did some research before deciding on which brand to try out. I decided to try Karen's Edible Cake Lace and was quite happy with the outcome.  Read on to see my experience with edible cake lace....

I found Karen's Edible Cake Lace at my favourite local supplier, How Sweet Is That?

To begin, you will need the White Lace Mix  (Powder Part A and Liquid Part B), a cake lace mat  (here I am using the Chantelle Cake Lace Mat), and the spreading knife.

The directions for preparing the cake lace can be found here.

Place a fair amount of the prepared mixture on the mat.

Spread some of the Edible Cake Lace onto your chosen mat using a spreading knife. Work the mixture in all directions to ensure that there is an even coverage. Remove any excess with the spreading knife.

Place into your pre-heated oven for between 15-18 minutes to dry the Cake Lace. then remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Check that the Cake Lace is ready by peeling the edge of the Edible Cake Lace from the mat. It should release easily. If it does not, the Cake Lace is not dry yet, so place it back in the oven for another 4 minutes, and then test again.

I was very eager and removed it before it was ready and this is what happened!

So I placed it back in the oven for another  minutes.

Once removed from the oven, I let it cool another 5 minutes and began to peel from the edge again. It came off beautifully!

Place the dried Edible Cake Lace face down onto a clean surface and using the Cake spreading knife, release it from the mat. Edible Cake Lace can be air dried and will take between 6-8 hours.


Using a small pair of sharp scissors, cut the cake lace in the desired sections. I used cool water (previously boiled) and a small brush to adhere the cake lace to my cookies. In my opinion, this is a fantastic product and I recommend it for ease of use and a beautiful final end result!