Great New Royal Icing Idea!

Decorating By Marci_Jay Updated 23 Sep 2014 , 5:57pm by jazmincita

dolcebaci Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 4:54am
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Has anyone tried this "flexable royal icing"....AKA cheaper sugarveil in the sugarveil dispenser?

I am up in Canada and can't get anything other then Wilton GumPaste mix...any other suggestions?

Thanks

Dolce

sheilabelle Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 1:37pm
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I have used the Bakers Kitchen brand with success. If you look at my picts. it is on the brown 2 tier with the Cladaugh on top. The love knots on the side were made with the flexible icing. The consistency was like melted marshmallow. I piped on to a lightly greased piece of wax paper (put shortening on and then wipe it off) one day, let it dry over night, the next day I applied it to the cake. The extras that I had made were dried hard my the following day and were brittle. It was great to work with.

Sheila

kaat Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by dolcebaci

Has anyone tried this "flexable royal icing"....AKA cheaper sugarveil in the sugarveil dispenser?

I am up in Canada and can't get anything other then Wilton GumPaste mix...any other suggestions?




Flour Confections in pickering sells sugarveil, not sure about the CK brand stuff. Sugartiers in Markham might carry it - they sell a lot of UK brands and other things I have not seen other places.

dolcebaci Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 5:47pm
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Thanks for the heads up...but I wanted to save some money. I would rather not buy the sugarveil if the other mixture works just as well.

mcdonald Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 5:58pm
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wow.. this is interesting... I might have to try this.. sounds kinda like the sugarveil maybe?

bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:00pm
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I'm watching this closely -- Sugarveil is my next big ticket item I plan to get but I'm curious as to how this flexible royal icing compares.

sccandwbfan Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 6:09pm
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Hmmm, I 'm glad this got bumped up. I can't wait to try this.

Christy

shkepa Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 8:00pm
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I have never tried this due to the fact I hear all the time about the cracking but this sounds like a great alternative.

FullHouse Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 8:28pm
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So glad I found this, thanks for sharing. I have to make a Charlotte's Web cake for my son's school play in February. He wants me to put a web on the side that says "Some Play" I was dreading doing that with RI, will have to give this a try. Good excuse to order some more cake stuff, after all can't place an order for just one thing, would be a waste of shipping costs. icon_wink.gif

Claire138 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 9:13pm
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Thanks for all the ideas and tips.

Buttercream_warrior Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 10:29pm
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did i miss the flexible royal icing recipe?? or is everyone still looking for it??sorry..suffering slow brain today

FullHouse Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by Marci_Jay

Sorry I got so excited, I never wrote the recipe! I added 1/3 cup hot water to 1 cup of powdered gumpaste mix (the baker's kitchen brand available on their website) and whipped like royal icing. It is a little soft and stringy (the gums), but worth it. After one day, it was rubbery, after 2 days it did get a little fragile. I even experimented by piping a long rope onto greased parchment, and later peeled it off and wrapped it around my cake for a border!




The recipe is a few posts down on the first page thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 12:15am
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Originally Posted by Marci_Jay

Sorry I got so excited, I never wrote the recipe! I added 1/3 cup hot water to 1 cup of powdered gumpaste mix (the baker's kitchen brand available on their website) and whipped like royal icing. It is a little soft and stringy (the gums), but worth it. After one day, it was rubbery, after 2 days it did get a little fragile. I even experimented by piping a long rope onto greased parchment, and later peeled it off and wrapped it around my cake for a border!




Sorry, I'm not sure if this has been addressed or not, can you use ANY powdered gumpaste mix or does it have to be this brand?

cakegrandma Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 12:32am
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Thanks for sharing, I wonder if this would work for piping messages. My hand writing sucks to begin with, it's worse on a cake.

Unfortunately you cant do the handwriting as it would be a mirror image.. so the words would be backwards when you tried to apply to your cake.. icon_biggrin.gif




You could do the writing if you turn the paper over and write it backwards. It should not be too hard to do as you are now seeing it backwards. When it dries then you can place it on your cake and it shows as the correct direction.
evelyn

cakelady2266 Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 1:14am
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Thanks for sharing....I have to do more snowflakes and I'm all of this idea. Did you use the mix that already had the sugar in it?

cakelady2266 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 11:19pm
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With the gumpaste mix does everything need to be grease free like with royal icing?

SJenkins Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 12:35am
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Thanks for all the posts, I was looking into sugarveil for a wedding cake that I'm doing in March and thought I would check CC to see if there were any postings and how people liked it when I ran across this thread. I am definitely going to try this. Has anyone tried making ribbons and bows with this? if so how did you like the results?

FullHouse Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by cakegrandma

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Originally Posted by aprilblack

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Originally Posted by akgirl10

Thanks for sharing, I wonder if this would work for piping messages. My hand writing sucks to begin with, it's worse on a cake.

Unfortunately you cant do the handwriting as it would be a mirror image.. so the words would be backwards when you tried to apply to your cake.. icon_biggrin.gif



You could do the writing if you turn the paper over and write it backwards. It should not be too hard to do as you are now seeing it backwards. When it dries then you can place it on your cake and it shows as the correct direction.
evelyn




You wouldn't need to write it backwards, the top is what is seen, the back of the piping rests towards the cake. Like here:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1940664

I just lightly greased a piece of parchment and piped out the web and lettering, let dry overnight, peeled off the parchment and the side that was against the parchment is the back of the design.

zespri Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 12:01am
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Neat! what did you use to hold up the web?

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Originally Posted by FullHouse

You wouldn't need to write it backwards, the top is what is seen, the back of the piping rests towards the cake. Like here:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1940664

I just lightly greased a piece of parchment and piped out the web and lettering, let dry overnight, peeled off the parchment and the side that was against the parchment is the back of the design.


FullHouse Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 12:12am
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Coffee stirrers icon_smile.gif.

Tails Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 11:31am
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Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but can one use Tylose powder and water for the same effect? We dont have these brands you're talking about, but if tylose would work, how would it taste nice???

Mala Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 2:18pm
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Can someone please post the recipe of the TBK White gumpaste mix? I'm curios if it is has eggs or gelatin coz I can't eat those :( Thanks in advance!
 

kkmcmahan Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 2:33pm
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The gum paste is a great idea.  Adding corn syurp or pipping gel also works well.  I will try the gum paste, sounds like it may be a good choice.  Thanks for the tip.

reeny4cakes Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 6:22pm
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I have a doubt about sugarveil mats.. Does fondant work with the sugarveil mat jus like they work with any other silicon mold? or are they too intricate for that..

mcdonald Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 6:31pm
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this sounds very interesting.. might have to give it a try!

remnant3333 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 7:05pm
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BMarlowe 001 Did you try putting it in the freezer for a few minutes and see if it will slide off of your paper? It is worth a shot to see if that helps!

goodiegoddess Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 2:45am
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I have to try this!

cloetzu Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:25pm
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Can someone either post a link to Baker's Kitchen or send me the link in a PM? ARe you referring to the business in the US or UK or other? I've Googled it and found a few hits so not sure which one is correct or even if either are ;(

cazza1 Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 10:03pm
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Thanks for sharing everyone.

Reeny  I have not tried it but I read somewhere recently to roll fondant on to sugarveil mats for a quick lace effect,
 

SimplyIrresistibleXO Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 11:09pm
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Awesome tip! Thanks!

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