Elastic Lace Recipe Roundup

There are a bunch of ways to make that elastic lace icing that dries in a disgusting rubbery, flexible way... Here's the summary of my experiments, and there are even more recipes out there if you want to look around and try some more.

Personally, I think the recipe that works the best is the gelatin one that freaks me out. So if you come up with a better combination post the recipe below so that other people can try it out.

For a gum-based recipe that's pretty involved, try this one: http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2013/10/homemade-sugarveilelastic-icing.html

For a gelatin one that sets up fast and keeps its shape really well, use this one: http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2015/11/gelatin-lace-for-cakes-easy-but.html

For the tylose-based version, here's the video, with the recipe in the video description section:

And youtube viewer Vanessa McLean suggested this recipe that she developed, but I haven't tried this one yet:

1 cup boiled water, 3T tylose, 3T icing sugar 5T corn starch, 1t dried egg white, 2t liquid glucose, about half a teaspoon or a little more of titanium dioxide, and 1t glycerine I whizzed it up with my stick blender. It is very thick, but don't be tempted to thin it down, I tried that and it didn't work as well. I spread it with a palette knife, and put it in a 50C (approx 100 degrees F) oven for 20 minutes, and then spread another layer and put it in again, for about 10 minutes.

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