You can place the doily over cupcakes, sandwiches or sweets. The idea is for decoration not freshness.
- Lace doilies (small ones)
- Glass or metal bowls (as moulds)
- Bottles (as a prop)
- Blunt knife
- Prepare the moulds by covering them with clingfilm and resting them, upside-down, over bottles to raise them above your work surface.
- Working with one doily at a time, place the doily in the bowl and cover it with Powertex. Make sure the whole doily is saturated, using your fingers to submerge it if necessary.
- Drape the doily evenly over the mould surface, gently stretching, smoothing and removing air bubbles and excess glue from it with your fingers.
- Leave to dry for 8 – 10 hours.
- The doily must be completely dry before removing it from the mould, otherwise it will reshape. Gently prise it from the mould with a blunt knife.
- Place the doily on a small saucer and decorate with paper, fabric or fresh flowers.
Caution: When you work with Powertex, be sure to have running water close to hand, and protect your work surface. Wear an apron to protect your clothes.