cake lace or sugarveil?

Decorating By CakeandDreams Updated 15 Apr 2015 , 4:04pm by Lyoshka

CakeandDreams Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 1:33pm
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Has anyone compared both products?  I love the effect they have and wanted to invest in a started kit but not sure which way to go.  Any tips gratefully received and can anyone tell me which if either of these products can be coloured.


Thanks for your help!

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LeanneW Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 11:02pm
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I have only used sugarveil, but looked into the candy lace product. Their website says that it doesn't go yellow like sugarveil does and that it stays pliable.


Depending on what you are doing you might want it to stay pliable, or you might want it to harden like sugarveil does. Other than that, the only difference would be the price. I looked very quickly, so you may find better/different prices, but I found the candy lace to be about 40% to 100% more expensive. I believe it is from South Africa, which could be why it costs more after its imported to the USA.

Gerle Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 5:55pm
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Has anyone ever tried the Sweet Lace Express?  I received an email from Cake Craft World in the UK advertising this product.  Looking at their video, it looks like it's almost more like fondant than what Sugarveil seems to be, but I'm not sure.  Didn't watch the whole video.  I really like the lace look and want to learn how to do it, but I'm strictly a hobby baker and am trying to make a decision about which way to go without having to spend huge amounts of money.  The lace mats and molds are expensive as it is, so am hoping to at least save some on the medium itself.

gscout73 Posted 24 Feb 2014 , 4:42am
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I wonder if gum paste/fondant 50/50 would work? I was not able to see that paste avail in U.S.

CakeandDreams Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 8:32pm
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Hi, thank you for your replies and apologies for how long it's taken me to get back to you!  I can now tell you I have tried the Claire Bowman cake lace and I've been very happy with the results.  It takes a bit of fiddling with oven temp and times but lovely lovely pliable lace which can be snipped into pieces or used as a whole.  I would definitely recommend it!


Rosie2 Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 10:04pm
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Well ladies, let me tell you my experience with both products.


HATE sugarveil :-t


Sugarveil was total nightmare for me :-x

I honestly don't know if I got a damaged product or it was too humid in my house or what happened but it did NOT work for me. That was about a year ago and I don't know if their product has improved by now, but I have not used it again...and I still have a big bag of it sitting in my cover :mad:

Now, let me tell you about Cake Lace... it is HEAVEN in my world :)


Btw, my whole life I've loved lace and when I discoved cake lace I thought...."Ahhh, this was made exclusively for me" lol :-D


Sorry for the long post, but I had to tell you my experience. Maybe sugarveil has worked for some of you, but it didn't for me.

CakeandDreams Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 10:11pm
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Thanks Rosie2 - I would certainly agree with you on the cake lace - though i'm lucky enough to live in the uk so no shipping!  Gives such a beautiful clean effect!

rychevamp Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 11:34pm
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I had no luck with Sugarveil, hated the stuff.  It would stick to itself when I tried to take it off the mat.  Haven't tried Cake Lace, but am thinking of trying the colored ones.

I personally really like Sugar Dress.  It is available through either Global Sugar Art or Sugar Delights.  

If you got to GSA, they have a video tutorial on how to use it.  I followed those instructions, and it worked great.  I prefer the oven method than just setting up at room temp.  I did it twice, once using the oven, once letting sit overnight.  I applied a second coat in the morning, and let it set till I came home from work.  I had a little bit of tearing, so I put it in the oven at 170F for 10 mins.  After it was cool, it came out much easier.  

I folded it up and put it in a baggie.  Took it out, and it unfolded with no sticking.  And one that had set out almost two days on a sheet pan was still soft and pliable. I also noticed less air bubbles when it was baked compared to leaving out to dry.


I dusted it with super gold lustre dust.  That's one reason I want to try Cake Lace since it comes pre-colored.


gscout73 Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 5:10am
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You can get Cake Lace here in the US. I purchased mine from Global Sugar Art and I love it.

CakeandDreams Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 9:27am
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Ooh that lace is very pretty, like little leaves, Rychevamp! I have used the precoloured gold cake lace too, I used it against the black in this cake


The flowers are wafer paper on the cake, and the magnolia is sugar.

doramoreno62 Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 10:36am
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Does any one know how well this holds up to moisture? I do mostly non dairy whipped topping cakes and I would love to try this. But whopped topping is very moist, I wonder if this stuff would start to melt?

rychevamp Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 7:07pm
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AI always have to make my own birthday cake, so I took that opportunity to try Sugar Dress since it's been sitting since I bought it. Very easy to work with. I did just see they have made a pre-colored gold and pearl . I brushed this lace with gold luster, but I did have a little transfer from it. Only problem I had. [IMG][/IMG]

DeniseNH Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 7:13pm
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I too have used both Sugarveil and Sugar Lace and my vote is definitely with Sugar Lace from Global Sugar Art.  Oh man, I've shown it to every family member and a few brides and they're SO amazed at how great it smells (vivid vanilla) and how fabric-like it is and pliable..  I too think that this was made just for me and is an answer to a prayer.  BUT you might need Sugarveil at some point to use with it or diluted and warmed gumpaste because Sugar Lace doesn't solidify (right away anyway) so (for example) I need to make lace flowers and place them in a flower former so they'll have a 3-D effect but in back of it will be a ruffle made of pliable Sugar Dress.  So have both on hand,............... I do.  :-)  And each day I bless whoever invented it!

annakat444 Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 5:14pm
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I came across this shop on Etsy and just wanted to be sure it's the same product before I shipping!!! It seems to be the same, but y'all said you cannot order anywhere in the US...just wanted to be sure!

DeniseNH Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 5:28pm
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Boy everyone seems to be getting on the edible lace bandwagon lately.  I don't blame them.  It's awesome.  BUT it all started in Hong Kong with a product called DAB Sugar Lace which I've tried and didn't like - too stiff and it dries hard like royal icing - very pretty but very breakable.  Then I came across Sugar Dress sold by Global Sugar Art and that one so far is the best.  Can be made way ahead of time and kept pliable in a plastic bag, but can't be put on a cake you are planning on refrigerating.  It can be dried two different ways.  Over night or put into the oven for 10 minutes.  The oven is chancy depending on how thick you apply the Sugar Dress on the lace mat.  The best molds come from Hong Kong through Etsy (PAFmolds) then I just got a notification from Geraldine Randlesome of Canada that she has a lace mixture she's selling - Wonder Lace or something like that.  So whatever you choose make sure to research how it works first so that you don't become frustrated.

DeniseNH Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:41pm
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Sugar Dress is to die for - but they instruct you - through a youtube video sdone by Alan Tetrault (spelling?) to never refrigerate a cake with Sugar Dress on it.  The moisture all cakes accumulate as it come out of the fridge and hits the warm kitchen air dissolves the paper thin lace pieces - to mush.  Yes you can color it with gel colors but you'll need to keep it in the oven or on the kitchen counter a lot longer to cure.  I just completed a white cake with navy blue lace that I'll post when the flowers are done.

caketinsmith Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 6:06pm
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Hello everyone ,


Karens Edible Cake Lace is the new product in the market which is very good interms of prices and quality.


Edible Cake Lace - 500 Grams - White Premium Quality ( 2 Part Formulation Powder + Liquid) = £ 13.99

Edible Cake Lace - 200 Grams - Silver Premium Quality ( Premix ) = £ 13.99

Edible Cake Lace - 200 Grams - Gold Premium Quality ( Premix ) = £ 13.99


Lace Mats from £ 7 




The mixture will make soft paste which can be spread onto the pattern Lace Mats and let it dry .
Drying can be done at the normal temperature or using the oven for faster curing.
Once dried the Edible Lace can be peeled from the lace mat and can be used to decorate the cakes giving it a stylish and creative look. 
The Edible Cake Lace is soft , flexible and pliable.
The Edible Cake Lace have been made to the highest British Quality.


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