Thought I'd send along some answers regarding SugarVeil Icing.
!. You don't need the Icing Dispenser to use it - just use the finest tip you have, or simply a parchment cone. The point is to use very fine lines so you can get great detail. The Icing Dispenser gives you thiner lines than most people can pipe, and has an electric pick and place tool to pick up dragees, and you can use it with piping gel, ganache, buttercream, flow consistency royal icing, etc., but it's not mandatory for using SugarVeil.
2. We designed the tiny notches on the Confectionery Comb to do different kinds of lines/effects (see http://www.sugarveil.com/confectionery_icing/comb_techniques.htm
), but if you have a metal tiny notched spreader (hardware variety - used for spreading mastic/glue), you can use that as well.
3. If you can't see the demo, maybe your browser (esp. AOL and IE) is set to not view pop-ups - the demo on the site is a Quicktime movie. You can click the webmaster on our site and ask specifics if you need more info on how to temporarily reset your browser to enable the demo movie.
4. We've been having a ball lately spreading SugarVeil out really thinly, letting it set, and then using decorative scissors to cut the "fabric" into skirts, shawls, bows, and hats to decorate gingerbread people and cookies.
Thanks! Emily at SugarVeil http://www.sugarveil.com/gingerbread.jpg