Do any of you know what can be done with sugar veil leftovers? I've made too much (again) and have some of the mix and some of the actual lace left over but don't need it for the foreseeable future. Any advice on how this can be preserved much appreciated. Thanks
Leftover SugarVeil icing can be kept in an airtight bowl in the fridge. Place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the icing and use a glass bowl with a tight-fitting lid (like Anchor Hocking or Pyrex, etc).
You can store leftover SV decorations in between sheets of parchment paper in Ziploc bags. I have some big sheets of lace leftover from an October wedding stored this way that is just as flexible now as it was when I peeled it off the mat.
Hope that helps! :)
cakepro, I am going to attempt sugarviel for the first time this weekend. Super excited to give it a try! I am curious why you specified a glass bowl? What makes a differance between glass and plastic with it? Also, do you have any other helpful hints and tips you would be willing to share? I want to soak as much info as I can before I start!
Cakepro, thanks for your help and rothells - this stuff is awesome, I've used it a couple of times and it does exactly what it says on the tin - or in this case on the youtube video!
Make sure you store it between parchment paper and not greasproof. I was having a seniors moment and used greaseproof paper and when I went to put the sugarveil on the cake some of it stuck to the paper. Fortunately the cake was for one of my craft group ladies and there was enough for the front of the cake. From the front the cake looked fully decorated. No-one cared about the back as they are not used to getting decorated cakes for their birthdays.
If you live in a humid place allow extra drying time.
I've stored tons of leftover royal icing (very, very similar to SugarVeil) over the years in both glass and plastic, and ultimately the icing in the plastic did not have the longevity that icing stored in glass bowls did.
It is my belief that you just can't get plastic as clean as glass. Glass is smooth and non-porous. Plastic likes to grab onto fat molecules and even with sanitizing wash and rinse temperatures and Dawn detergent, I just don't feel plastic is ever as perfectly clean as glass.
Well, that makes since! I just never thought about it I guess.
Cakepro, since you have experience with Sugarveil, may I ask for a little help? I made my first batch last night. It looked exactly like it does on the video. I put it in the refrigerator, where it has set for about 20 hours now. I got it out of the fridge, and it looked like all the fluff was out of it, and was about 1/4 of the amount I put in the fridge. I mixed it for one minute like the directions said, and it looks the same, and did not go back to its fluffy stage, so I mixed again for another minute, and it still does not look fluffy. Is this normal? or do you have any idea what I did wrong?
Cazza thanks for the clarification on parchment paper. Last time I had left over sugarveil I put it between grease proof paper and in a ziplock bag. Needless to say it was useless a week later and I couldn't figure out why!
I wish I could help you, but I always use SugarVeil right away. I don't let it rest. I am usually running way too short on time for that. LOL
I would just beat it again for several minutes to see if you can get the volume back. You've got nothing to lose at this point.