AJust wondering if in any way will really thin fondant work on a sugar veil mat... Has anyone dared to try this or would it be a disaster ??
ATry it! Any attempts certainly wouldn't be a disaster. You won't hurt the mat. But really, just get some fondant and start experimenting. I would definitely either rub the mat with some shortening, or dust it with cornstarch first, be cause those little indentations will probably grab the fondant and make it difficult to remove possibly.
AI've heard of others having success with it.
I'm not sure how well fondant would work in those lace mats. They are so shallow and fine, and fondant is not very strong. It may stretch or tear as you try to remove it. Try getting Cake Lace or Sugar Dress. These will hold their shape and work very well. I have some lace mats from Sugar Veil and the orange mats for Sugar Dress and I love them.
I have to try this...!!
AI haven't tried this but am waiting to see if it turns out for you....i just might have to attempt it myself
I have tried pushing softened fondant into a sugarveil type mat that I got off ebay and it did work but was hard to do, maybe if I had my fondant softer it would have worked better, here is a photo.
I got the ball of fondant at the end of the mat and used a scraper to push it along but some pieces were coming out as I moved along the mat. The wider the design the harder I found it. Here is a video I watched that gave me the idea to try it.
Softened gumpaste works well but dries hard and cracks or breaks easily. I would imagine it would be easy to get the fondant into the mat but because fondant is so soft and takes a long time to dry it would be a nightmare to get out of the mat UNLESS you add a lot of tylose or CMC to it?
I added a bit of liquid glucose to my fondant/tylose mix and it stayed flexible for a few weeks wrapped in parchment and cling film, I didn't use it on a cake I was just experimenting but it was firm enough to pick up easily and didn't stretch out of shape but was flexible enough to easily curve around a cake.
AInteresting... I may have to try this sometime. Just for the sake of trying.
AHow about placing the mat with fondant in the freezer/refrigerator for a few minutes before peeling? But before that I would like AZCouture said, rub mat with cornstarch or shortening.
Fondant, just out of the freezer - in as thin a layer as you'd need it for a SugarVeil mat just wouldn't work. Condensation on the fondant as it hits warm room air would turn it into instant mush. And the pattern on all thin mats used for edible lace is so delicate and shallow that anything you put on the mat would clog the design - resulting in an inferior lace piece.