Sugar Veil Help

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Bakers_Wife_09 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:06pm
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I made some sugar veil lace that I want to attach to buttercream. Do I just stick it on when the buttercream is still wet or is there a way I can attach it after the butercream has crusted?

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 3:33pm
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the sugar veil people can take good care of you

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 3:36pm
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i would just a take a little bit of leftover dried sugar veil and place it on the uncrusted buttercream


and see if it dissolved


then i'd just test it a bit on crusted bc


but the sugar veil people are very helpful and quick to respond

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JanDunlevy Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 4:16pm
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AIt will adhere best if your buttercream has not crusted.

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emilyg Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 8:23pm
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Thanks, guys! Bakers wife, SugarVeil sticks to any surface (including you). If the buttercream has crusted, you can moisten the back side of the SugarVeil decoration just a little bit (a slightly moistened fingertip is the best vehicle) and it will stick readily.


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doodie68 Posted 9 Oct 2015 , 6:13pm
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I made the mistake of using piping gel!!! Don't do it! Everything is so sticky it rolls up on itself !! So I used my homemade sugar glue. Only very very lightly however. It's easier with the buttercream NOT crusted but if it is u can ever so lightly brush the sugar glue over it and brush it on the buttercream. 

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emilyg Posted 9 Oct 2015 , 7:35pm
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Hi Doodie - All we use to adhere SugarVeil to any surface is a tiny bit of water on a fingertip touched to a few places on the back of the SugarVeil decoration, so you might try that, too. Everyone has their own way of working with SugarVeil, but normally it'll stick to just about any surface as-is (without the moisture) with a tiny bit of pressure.

The drop-down list under the word "Create" here on our home page shows many helpful tips as well:

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 10 Oct 2015 , 1:54am
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I use Sugar Dress rather than Veil, but I’d imagine both work very similarly.  I ice my cakes and chill them…probably not necessary but I like the firm surface when trying to attach something so that it isn’t so easy to mar.


I take my lace, place it face down on a clean hard surface, then pat all over the back side with a damp paper towel…not too wet, just enough to sort of moisten the lace.  It will adhere really easily this way.

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