Hoping to experiment with SV soon, and don't want to spent $70 for their mat. I have heard from the SV people that you are very aware of compatibility with SV and your molds..and I was hoping to make my own with silicone plastique.
Can I just buy a section of lace at the store and easily make my own sugarveil lace mold? How would I go about doing this and which of your products should I buy?
Thanks also to anyone else's input, I welcome it!
To make a lace mold for SugarVeil you should follow the tutorial I made, " How To Make A Lace Mold" with some changes. In that video, I thickened the lace with Safe-D-Clay and then cut through the clay around the lace to give thickness so that I could create a mold cavity. What you should do is follow all the instruction exactly, only do not cut around the lace to make it thick. You want the lace to lie on top of the sheeted Safe-D-Clay and have full contact with the clay. Then you apply the Silicone Plastique over the lace to produce a very shallow mold perfect for SugarVeil. Warning: Choose lace that is more like an applique - it should have good structure, thickness and a prominent border for best results. Also, make sure every part of your lace is in full contact with the Safe-D-Clay without it being embedded into the clay. The lace should be riding on top of the clay with full contact yet its design should protrude upward so the Silicone Plastique has something that it can duplicate.
Here is a link to the video:http://cakecentral.com/articles/754/how-to-make-your-own-lace-molds
Good Luck and Thanks for Visiting My Forum,
already watched it..really great tutorial btw!
Thanks so very much for the detailed instructions!! Can't wait to try this!!!
I followed these instructions made a great lace mold, gorgeous impression on fondant but the heat and humidity this summer paired with my lack of experience with sugarveil made for a big sticky mess.
Caught your post and thought I might be of help.
When SugarVeil is sticky, it simply signifies that it is not yet set.
When you are using any mold other than our Confectioners' Mats with SugarVeil, chances are good that you will need to employ heat from the oven for a period of time to set the SugarVeil, depending on the depth and construction of the mold.
Here are the instructions showing using the oven. In this PDF we are using SugarVeil in the 'filigree mold' - a commercial mold from First Impressions (the mold info is at the end of the article with photos): http://www.sugarveil.com/information/pdf/acdm.pdf
And here's a cake using SugarVeil in a self-made mold by Lorraine Fleming of www.thecakepros.com. She made Batternburg lace-type molds to match the bride's dress (due to some type of tech glitch, I am unable to post it below, but you can see it on our www.Facebook.com/SugarVeil page).
Hope this information is helpful to you.
Michele at SugarVeil
I never saw these posts!
Thanks Michelle! I love ur products and the mat is worth every penny, however I should have mentioned it's my inability to spend $70 right now...but also I'd love to use a different lace than the standard one u have.
Are there plans to offer other lace designs in the future?
Thanks again, Dominic! I'm finally going to be buying some for lace and some gems!
KatieBelle...did u have better luck after putting it in the oven?
awesome! thanks Michele!! those are beautiful!