Stretchy Royal Icing??

Decorating By joy5678 Updated 2 Oct 2008 , 1:11pm by saberger

joy5678 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 3:42am
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Just finished watching the new Cake Girls on WE TV. They made a goth wedding cake with spider web. She said the wed was made from something like royal icing that was pliable and stretched after drying which made it easy to drape and shape on the cake??? I've never heard of this before. icon_confused.gif Anyone out there know what she is talking about???Would like to know more about it: what it is called, where I can find it, how easy is it to work with, etc. OK gals & guys I want the scoop! icon_biggrin.gif

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mw902 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 3:45am
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I was just watching also! would love to know too heres a bump!

Joybeth Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 3:49am
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This is SO funny. My mom and I were just trying to figure out how she did it too!

adobewife Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 3:52am
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Was it called sugarveil?
If it was. You can find it online or my local cake shop carries it. It is a powder that you mix much like RI, then you pipe it, and then you let it set up then you can move it position it, and then it dries hard. I haven't worked with it to much, but the possibilities will get you really excited. You can even print out patterns at their website.

mandm78 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 3:55am
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I think this is what you may be talking about. Check it out..... I think I've seen this sugarveil product in a wedding cake magazine. Looks pretty cool.

melodyscakes Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 4:00am
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yep, sugarveil
looks fun. I have some, but have been too busy to play with it.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 4:01am
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I haven't used Sugar Veil myself, but from what I've heard and read about it, it's a great product. The only reason preventing me from purchasing it is the cost. There's a system for using it and I just couldn't justify spending that much.

joy5678 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 4:16am
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She didn't mention the name of the product but it sounds like the Sugarveil that you are talking about. Umm, if it would last a long time and go far do you think it might be worth the cost? I don't think I've had a need for it yet but who knows----I may need to do a spider web soon! icon_smile.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 4:23am
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Here's the web site addy:

Hope that helps.

PinkZiab Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 4:34am
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FYI... you do not need to purchase the whole sugar veil system to use it. You can purchase just the sugarveil mix and use with regular tips and bags.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 7:42am
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PinkZiab, what's the difference if you use a regular bag and tip vs. using Sugar Veil's system? What does their machine do then? I didn't realize the product could be used without the use of the system.

kate_c Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:59am
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I just ordered some today, so I am looking forward to playing around with it. I haven't ordered the system - I prefer improvising with what I've got - disposible piping bags, clay gun, craft stencils (obviously disinfected!), decorative scissors, textures materials to press into it... Not sure if any of these things will work, but I look forward to trying it out!

joy5678 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 10:57am
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Hey Kate, let us know how your "playtime" with the sugarveil goes. I'm really excited to know more about it. It sounds like a fun new toy! icon_smile.gif Anxious to learn more. Thanks Pinkziab for the money saving tip!

PinkZiab Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 1:45pm
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I really don't know what the point of their "system" is other than to make money lol. Of course they claim it's "easier" than piping traditionally or whatever. Beats me. I don't own the system, only the sugar veil product. I just pipe it out like royal. I believe LeahS owns the system and she said it's not much more than a cheap aquarium pump and some tubing--not worth the $$.

bellejoey Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 1:56pm
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Did anyone notice how Lori, (I think that is her name) the cake decorator used it on the show? I was watching but I didn't pay attention to see if she was using the system or if she was just piping from regular piping bags and tips.

Cookie4 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 1:57pm
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I just won a Sugarveil package along with a few tools and the DVD at a local Day of Sharing for the Houston Cake Club. It's not very complicated and yes, you can use regular tips to make items. Unless you want to make very difficult pieces which wouldrequire their air gun you can work manually.

But - somewhere on this site or on the internet I found a recipe for homemade sugarveil like substance which I will try to find and post on this thread.

snowshoe1 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:09pm
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Yep - I bought the system but only used it a few times - save your money. Really like the icing - the dispenser works fine but its just as easy to use a parchment bag with a super tiny hole (or a #0 or #1 tip). The icing is great for stenciling and creating things like lace which you want to position or drape. In my experience it does dry very brittle.

joy5678 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 8:44pm
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As I recall, on the Cake Girls she used a regular piping bag. Thanks for all the input---I've got to try it!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:00am
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I wanted to pause and go post this question last night....

here is a photo. Sadly Cake Atelier in NY has gone out of business and the to women have their own shops...

As soon as sugarveil came up that is what i thought.. but it is soooo expensive.

leah_s Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:09am
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I did buy the whole SugarVeil system. Save your money. It's off the shelf stuff in a plastic box marked up like crazy. The company seriously should be embarassed.

leah_s Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:09am
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Oh - but the SugarVeil mix itself is pretty cool. And that's not expensive at all.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:07am
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now i wanna try! THank goodness its not that bad for just the product... tho its gotta be what ... my guess is powered sugar and cornstach??!? and meringue powder..

have you ever made cornstarch and water for kids to play with>!>!> it is such a weird consistency...

And that can't be expensive (17 isn't bad... but if I can make it for 10......). I don't mind paying for fondant... cause that is alot of work...

PinkZiab Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:36am
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Ingredients-wise, it's basically royal icing with gum additives--nothing out of the ordinary, or hard to get--and yes I'm sure with a little experimentation as far as proportions go I could definitely come up with something similar I could make at home. But, well, I'm lazy, and don't have a lot of spare time or money for trial-and-error. lol I don't use sugar veil that often, so $17 every now and then is worth the convenience for me.

Here's the list of ingredients: Sugar, dried egg whites, maltodextrin, cornstarch, and xanthan gum.

allcake247 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:08pm
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Hi, I watched the show. It looked like she just used a regular piping bag. I was so amazed watching her place it on the cake, and position it. I wanted some of that. She never said the name of it, but said that it was like royal icing. It can be placed right on the cake, like it was plastic or something like that. But looked really easy to work with.

leah_s Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:42pm
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It takes a couple of batches of practice to learn to work with SugarVeil. But then, everything takes practice!

jessfmaldonado Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by Rocketgirl899

I wanted to pause and go post this question last night....

here is a photo. Sadly Cake Atelier in NY has gone out of business and the to women have their own shops...

As soon as sugarveil came up that is what i thought.. but it is soooo expensive.

Wait they are not working together anymore?? Wonder what the name of their businesses are. They were so different to begin with, it was like the odd couple lol. I wonder if that is why. Here is the thread with the homemade sugarveil.

I have been dieing to try sugarveil, have not tried that homemade recipe yet. I think I will buy it first then try that recipe.

Jessica icon_smile.gif

allcake247 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:38pm
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wow, I didnt know they went their separate ways. they had different
views on things anyway. its hard to do what you want with a partnership.
Wish them both well in their business. Cant wait to hear that some of us has used this product. Please share your experience with us. I went to the website, you can buy it under 20.00.

Cakeonista Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:41pm
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i also watched that episode, thought that cake came out great. she just used a pastry bag filled with the stuff and let it set to dry...............then it came off looking like rubber, great idea...........wondering icon_rolleyes.gif what else could i use stretchy icing for?

jessfmaldonado Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 4:17pm
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I was thinking I could trace a pattern on wax paper then let it dry for a bit then place it on the cake. Instead of having to pipe on the cake! Ohhh I would love that!!!! I hate piping on cakes! I suck at it! I will def have more control doing it on a table first.

Jessica icon_smile.gif

allcake247 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 4:20pm
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sounds great Jessica. Let us know how it turns out.

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