Ok, So here is my problem I can't afford to purchase the Sugarveil mat but would love to get a lace design for the side of my cake. Does anyone know how to use Sugarveil other then putting it on the mat.
I've used Sugarveil twice and only purchased the actual product. I believe it tells you in the directions to crisco up wax paper. I didn't have any problems with it sticking that way. I used it to make spiderman webs, not lace but can't see how it wouldn't work! Hope this helps.
well, i have used it on a silicone place mat (the cheap ones you get at walmarts) with out any problems. I don't see why you couldn't use it on waxed paper or parchment.
You can Crisco parchment paper and it will work just fine.
Ok thanks for the ideas everyone but I need a lace design I can get it not to stick with your ideas about that but can anyone help with the lace part of it?
I misunderstood your question. Sorry about that, you are talking about the lace mat, not the silicone mat. You just need to find a copy of a piece of lace that you like. Sugarveil.com actually has some on their website I beleive, print it out, tape it to a table with a piece of criscoed parchment, also taped down to the table. Then just trace the design by piping on the sugarveil since you can see through the parchment. Let the Sugarveil set and peal it off. Its a lot more work, but worth it.
Thank you so much icing I was having so much trouble figuring out how to use this stuff. I just saw it and really wanted to try soemthing new. Againt thanks and I will post a pic after trying it.
Just seen this and wondering how u got on?? I too really want to try this but at Â£49 per mat i can't afford to
I was just looking at these lace mats this morning. I think you're talking about the ones with the impression--you just spread the product over the top, then let it dry--no piping!!
I too was wondering if the was a cheaper option...
I completely agree, it is very expensive. I have thought of how to make it and it is very complicated and costly, so unfortunately paying up and buying the mat is the best thing to do to save the fuss, bother and potential wasted money of trying to re-create.
But! a good idea is to buy the mat and then sell the finished product (lace designs) to friends, I believe two lace designs are going for 10 Pounds at the moment for other people who cant afford the mat and just want it for one cake or some designs.I believe they do well in the post if packaged right. So the mat will pay itself off in no time + maybe more money in the kitty for another mat design!
I actually made my own lace mat using a vinyl tabecloth and silicone mold. Worked like a charm!
any one have a good recipe for sugarveil ?
Sugarveil is Sugarveil, and I'm quite sure they haven't released their recipe to the general public.
hello, i was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing your technique with the vinyll placemat. thanks!!!
I wonder if a doily would work.?
AI am wanting to use SV for a Spiderman web, how did u do it. I've never used it before, so any tips would be helpful, TIA!:grin:
I am wanting to use SV for a Spiderman web, how did u do it. I've never used it before, so any tips would be helpful, TIA!
I use SV every once in awhile, and I haven't bothered to buy a mat. You can just use parchment paper. Put a printed or hand drawn web underneath the parchment paper, and pipe away.
I picked this up off this website yesterday:
AI recently found several shops on Etsy that sell sugarveil mats, most of them are under $10. The shops are all based out of China, and I imagine that they are not the Sugarveil brand, the shops specialize in molds for all kinds of things. I have yet to purchase, but just thought I'd put it out there. All you have to do is search "embossing mat" and scroll through the results and you'll see the mats. Most of them ate called 'delicate flower' something or other. Good luck! :)
Is this a too good to be true thing?
AI found it also on ebay , check them out , awesome and free shipping $3.50 and up ,
AKind of what I'm thinking
To make lace without using the SugarVeil Confectioners' Mats, just place the bride's lace on a copier, print out the design, then place it under a sheet of greased parchment paper and trace/pipe over the lines with a parchment cone filled with SugarVeil Icing. You can also pipe out a monogram the same way, and when it is partially set, submerge the piping tip into the monogram and build it up to a nice dimensional shape (that has soft, sculpted edges).
For other lace designs, you can download and print the lace designs from cakes pictured on this page http://www.sugarveil.com/icing_dispenser/design_patterns.htm, place under greased parchment paper, and trace/pipe with a piping bag or a parchment cone filled with SugarVeil icing. When SugarVeil "sets", you can peel it from the parchment and, because it is flexible, you can wrap the lace around a cake after peeling, or make it days ahead of time and store it between sheets of parchment in a zipped bag until you are ready to place it onto the cake. Go to http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing to see lots of cake photos with lace, or you can go here and see instructional SugarVeil videos: http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil. Thank you!