Sugarveil Pros... I Need Some Help.

Decorating By Rhienn Updated 4 Aug 2008 , 10:18pm by Rhienn

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Rhienn Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 4:27pm
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SO, I'm about to give sugarveil another chance. I know some of you have made it work... care to share you secrets?

I don't have the dispensing system and will be piping it by hand. Last time it seemed maybe like it was too thick? What consistency have you had the most luck with?

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snowshoe1 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 5:25pm
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I have only used it a few times. I followed the package directions and it came out the a bit thicker than the consistency of colorflow - the icing flowed very easily out of the bag. I like to pipe the designs on greased parchment paper; use a parchment bag and cut a very small hole (or use a small round tip). The icing should meld into itself very easily and, if the consistency is right, you will not have any points.

Usually I'll pipe a few test pieces along with whatever I'm piping so I can check if it has dried flexible enough to work with. For example, if piping a monogram, pipe a test line the same size as the monogram. Then just pick up the piece and apply to your cake. I've found the drying times vary depending on the weather. HTH

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DianeLM Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 5:48pm
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How old is your mix? The powder expires after about 6 months. It will seem very thick and won't set up properly.

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Rhienn Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 10:18pm
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Good question! I'll have to look at the manufacture date when I get to the kitchen. I know I first tried it the day it arrived - so I wouldn't think they would have shipped it too old...

I really love the idea of this stuff - I hope I can get it to work!

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