I am doing a volleyball cake for my bosses daughter 16th birthday.. I wanted to do a little volleyball net.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I would go about making the net????
I have not personally used it myself, but have seen it in action and it looks awesome.
I believe there is even someone here who has figured out how to make it without the expensive kit.
You can google the real stuff or do a searh on this site.
Sugarveil is the first thing that popped in my mind too! I haven't used it either, but looks like a really neat product!
the sugarveil scare me .. knowing my luck I would probly burtn the crap out of my self lol
Fondant using an extruder a lot easier than sugarveil and much affordable.
If you want it edible, Sugarveil is the only thing I can think of. You can use the icing in a regular piping bag, no heat needed, except the boiling water to make it.
you could try royal icing, but it's going to be pretty fragile. maybe take two lollipop sticks and pipe royal icing over them ,then pipe the net design between the sticks. let it dry, then stick it into the cake. you could even let it dry, then flip it over and pipe on top of the icing to get a round look on both sides. would also make it a little more sturdy. thats my idea thats pretty easy and less expensive than sugarveil
You could do it with an extruder and gumpaste/fondant mix...use the small round hole, string out the gumpaste/fondant mix and form it into a net shape..it will take time to dry but should look good...attach to sucker sticks when dry with melted white chocolate.
wow a bunch of ideas .. ty all very much.. Cross your fingers for me
have you seen the long island cake show on TV? He is a 21 yr old kid who makes these really cool cakes. He made a net on a hot air balloon cake.
Look it up and see how he does the net.
I used thinly rolled fondant to make this spider web that sat on the side of my cake, Dried it a long time worked great. Bet that would work for your net too, Liked the idea of using the popsicle sticks on the end for the poles *cover them in fondant too
Do a Google search on "flexible royal icing"--people swear by it for nets, spiderwebs, etc. and cheaper than Sugarveil.
Sugarveil. I know it is expensive but it goes such a long way. When I use it I always have way too much for the current project. Keep filling your mats, pop the pieces into a bag and they stay a really long time. Really nice accents to sugar flower arrangements, it can be airbrushed, so I have never had any that I have not used. Good luck.
Somene once posted a thread about using gumpaste and water to make a flexible icing...