I'm looking to take a stab at using Sugarveil for the first time. I am considering ordering a "startup kit" they have on their site <DVD, Comb, and 2 bags of SV>
Any suggestions, comments, opinions, etc? I'd lik to learn something knew and was thinking this might be a nice skill addition to wedding cakes, etc. What is your take?
Anyone? Likes, dislikes, Why, Why-not?
I tried it and found it really hard to work with. I think it's because I live in an area where there is very little humidity. That stuff just cracked on me and was really brittle. I haven't played much with it though, but I can't imagine ever making wonderful bows and lace with it where I live!
Once you get the method right it is so quick and easy to make bows, I have one on my handbag cake in my pics. You have to get the right temperatures and humidity for it to set properly, I usually had to put it in the oven to get it to dry. It's not something I use regularly.
All the information you need is on the sugar veil website and on here so read up on it before you try it.
Hi Dayti - Lisa's right. You just need to work with SugarVeil in consideration of the particular conditions of humidity in which you are located. If it becomes brittle, it simply means that it has passed the flexible stage, and there are many ways you can adapt a dry environment to have a longer window of working time with SugarVeil in its flexible state (the state in which you shape and attach it to a cake). Here are some notes that may be helpful to you - one deals with working in desert conditions (low humidity), another with working in a humid environment: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SugarVeil-Icing/58910664892?sk=notes [if you need these articles other than Facebook, please let me know and I will get them to you in another format]. Also, I just posted a new tutorial with a completely new SugarVeil technique you may enjoy - 'Sketching with SugarVeil' here': http://cakecentral.com/tutorial/sketching-sugarveil
Please do contact me, Dayti, for any questions you might have as you work with SugarVeil - I am really happy to help you: [email protected] Thank you!