Use the steamer to remove cornflour and fingerprints from your sugarpaste covered cakes and cupcakes to give them a perfect, glossy finish.
Smoothing out these minor imperfections will give your cakes a more polished and professional look - ideal for dark colour cakes where these marks can be seen more prominently. The steamer can also be used to perfect and finish sugarpaste models to a beautiful subtle sheen.
As well as looking beautiful, steaming your finished cakes has other benefits; a steamed cake will be more resistant to humidity. This will prevent the sugarpaste from having condensation and bubbling.
You can also use your steamer to lightly moisten your cake allowing you to easily attach Cake Lace! Also, try steaming your cake board before covering with sugarpaste for better adhesion and hygiene.
The Cake Lace cake steamer has a 150ml water capacity which is enough for 8 - 10 minutes of continuous steam.
Hold the steamer at least 12" away from your cake and move continuously to lightly steam.
If you already have a lustre finish on your cake, the steamer can be used to help the lustre dust settle and even deepen the colour, giving you an all round brighter finish.
For those of you working with wafer paper, this increasingly popular form of decorating can be aided by the steamer as it can be used to curl the paper, making the shaping of petals and leafs a breeze.
Previously if you had wanted to steam your cake, you will probably have used the steam from a kettle to enhance the final look of your cake, however this can be quite tricky and difficult not to burn your fingers! With the Cake Lace Steamer, not only is it easy to steam large areas of a cake, but you can also pinpoint smaller areas such as a buckle or handbag fastening, to give it that extra gleam.
For best results when steaming, do not steam too close to the cake or for too long. The best time to stop is when the cake looks moist but does not have water drops forming on the surface.
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Next Working Day Delivery (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images) Monday - Friday, with the Next Working Day Delivery option selected, will be dispatched for delivery the following business day (Monday - Friday), between the hours of 8am - 9pm. A signature is required for this method, so you will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. Please allow an additional 24 hours for any order to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands. Please also be aware that any deliveries to Northern Ireland with a 'BT' postcode will usually take three days to arrive (on 2 Day Northern Ireland Delivery).
Any order containing a product that is listed as a preorder, will be held until the preordered item has arrived in stock. Orders containing a preorder cannot be split, if other items are needed before the expected delivery date, these items should be ordered separately.
Weekend Deliveries (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm* on Friday, with the "Saturday Delivery" or "Sunday Delivery" option selected, will be dispatched on the same day for delivery between the hours of 8am - 6pm on the selected day. A signature is required for this method, so somebody will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. If the order is placed after the 4pm cut-off on a Friday, the order will be dispatched for delivery on the following weekend.
Please note we are unable to guarantee any order being dispatched to the Scottish Highlands or Islands to arrive within the quoted time frame.
*Orders for edible images have a cut-off time of 3:30pm – orders placed after this time will be dispatched for delivery the following weekend.