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Author Topic: Crystal Unbreakable Lace  (Read 1465 times)

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Crystal Unbreakable Lace
« on: September 20, 2014, 11:55:21 am »
Crystal Unbreakable Lace

    1 part Tylose (10ml)
    to 5 part water (50ml)
    Pinch of citric acid

Add Tylose and Citric acid to the water

Whisk well and allow to stand overnight - keep away from excessive heat and sun.

To check consistency, touch the surface of the mixture with a dry finger, your finger should come away dry.

If desired the mixture can be flavored by replacing part of the water with an equal volume of liquid flavoring, to maintain the correct volume of liquid.

Coloring can achieved by adding powder coloring to the mixture after it has rested.

Stir well and allow to stand for at least 2 hours.

Stir well before use to distribute color.

If liquid color is used, reduce the amount of water.

This mixture shrinks on drying - pipe on grease free paper, preferably glossy.

Use a larger tube than end product needed to allow for shrinkage.

If desired royal icing dots can be added to piped design.

Loreta Wilson
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Re: Crystal Unbreakable Lace
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 06:18:41 am »
Do you have any photos of using this unbreakable Lace

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Re: Crystal Unbreakable Lace
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 08:16:23 am »
Lisa - this recipe was submitted years ago on the old Gingerbread Yahoo group, and the recipe orignated on this website:

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/gp-recipes.htm#Unbreakable%20Lace

I have not tried this recipe yet, however.....

I did a quick Google search and found a link to this page - the butterflies were created using a similar (store bought) product.  From what I can tell, Crystal Unbreakable Lace is similar to Royal Icing, except it's stronger and  doesn't break as easily.

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/118723/vanilla-cupcakes-with-butterflies-the-coverings-look-awful-because-i-used-budget-fondant-thanks-for-looking-suggestions-welcome/

Maybe I will have to try this on a project this year.  ;)  If you beat me to it, let me know how it works our for you.

Loreta
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