SugarVeil® Lace Tutorial

Featured in Volume 3, Issue 2 of Cake Central Magazine, this lace tutorial by Michele Hester of SugarVeil® will show you how to create a cake that’s striking, modern and simple. SugarVeil® lace adds a stunning addition to any cake, adding that “Wow!” factor without the extra effort!

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Materials

Confectioners’ spreader

Confectioners’ snips, or sharp scissors

Flower net confectioner’s mat

Fondant-covered 3 tier cake

5 ounce package SugarVeil® Confectionary Icing

Parchment paper

Wooden Skewer

1. Following instructions included with Confectioners’ Mat, mix SugarVeil® as directed, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rest overnight.

To learn more about making SugarVeil® lace using the Confectioners’ Mats, go to http://cakecentral.com/b/tutorial/sugarveil-edible-lace.

2. Once SugarVeil® has rested, re-beat for 1 minute and spread repeatedly lengthwise, across, and diagonally onto the Flower Net Confectioners’ Mat.

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3. Spread and scrape a second time when lace is partially “set.” This will ensure that a sufficient amount of SugarVeil® is compressed into the tiny incised lines of lace. SugarVeil is properly set when the lace is no longer tacky to touch, and it doesn’t stretch out of shape when a corner is lifted.

4. Place mat with lace face down onto parchment, and remove mat by peeling away from the lace a few inches at a time, pinning lace in place with thespreader.

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5. Smooth the lace evenly around the sides of the bottom and middle tiers.

6. Clip the bottom edge of the lace, leaving ⅛ inch to extend beyond the bottom edge of the tiers.

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7. At the top edge of the tiers, pinch excess lace together to form “darts.”

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8. Snip away darts by holding snips flat and close to the cake surface.

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9. Gently pat seam flat to the cake surface with fingertip.

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10. For the cake’s top tier, simply position the scalloped edge of the lace so that a bit of the solid fondant color is visible at the top of the cake, leaving the same ⅛ inch to extend beyond the bottom of the tier. Wrap and smooth around tier.

11. To eliminate piping between tiers when stacking, use a skewer in a light rolling motion to smooth and connect lace between the layers.

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4 Responses to “SugarVeil® Lace Tutorial”

  1. I have ordered the sugar veil and mat and some lace molds. I hope I can use this on buttercream iced cakes after they are crusted because I don’t do fondant and I am not really interested in doing fondant. Can I do it on buttercream?

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