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post #1 of 26
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Does anyone here use Sugar Veil? I purchased the whole thing, the powder, the mat, the comb, everything it looked so nice and fairly easy to use on their video. Spent a lot of money and after a year trying to use it with different ideas from their site, it does not work, either so stiff that breaks or to soft that sticks to the mat. I am really upset to have waisted all that money in something that does not work.
post #2 of 26
I was planning on ordering the Sugarveil icing and using a silicone mold. I would never spend that much money on the machine since you are supposed to be able to use decorating bags and tips. I plan on buying the 2 oz Squeezit Mold Painter Bottles Pk/2 you can use cake tips with these bottles. I hope it works. I figured I could make the decorations ahead of time for a large cake I have due in a couple of months. If anyone has had success with Sugarveil please let us know. Any tips greatly appreciated.
post #3 of 26
If it makes you feel better, Buddy Valastro had the same problem with Sugarveil for his own anniversary cake.

The solution they came up with shown on TV was to warm the sugarveil+lace mold on a cookie sheet. When they got it up to about 100F, the lace peeled out in one flexible piece.

Me, I think that the Sugarveil video was "too good to be true" and therefore I didn't fall for it.
post #4 of 26
I use sugarveil. When I have used it I Loved it. I have never used it in a mold. I love to use it for guitar strings, Shoe strings, Flags to drape over cakes. I only bought the mix not the whole kit.
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post #5 of 26
Hi Seashell,

I'm happy to help you with SugarVeil. In a nutshell, here are some basics: if SugarVeill sticks at all to the mat, it simply means it is not yet set, and you need to dry out the surrounding air by turning an oven on nearby, and/or having a fan blow across the mat. Or if you turn on only the light in your oven, it becomes a big food dehydrator that's great to use to set SugarVeil when you have lots of humidity.

When SugarVeil is set, it will be dry to the touch, not stretch out of shape, and peel easily from the mat. If you don't want to use it right away, place it between sheets of parchment in a zipped bag to keep it flexible - otherwise it will pass the set stage and dry out, which is what you noticed when it became stiff and broke.

Here are tips for working with SugarVeil: http://www.facebook.com/SugarVeilicing/notes. Also, please take a look at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing and read about beginners just like you who first had a few SugarVeil questions (which are usually easily answered) and then posted photos of their wonderful results. SugarVeil is unlike any other product used for decorating. It's like going from buttercream to fondant - a new process to learn that will give you many new things to add to your cake decorating toolbox.

I am currently doing a tradeshow, but if you PM me your tel number, I'll be happy to call you when I can and assist you personally.

Thank you for your post - I am pleased I discovered it so I can help you out.

Kind Regards,

Michele Hester
Michele Hester
Creator of SugarVeil Icing
art@sugarveil.com
http://www.SugarVeil.com (website)
http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil (videos)
http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing (tips)
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Michele Hester
Creator of SugarVeil Icing
art@sugarveil.com
http://www.SugarVeil.com (website)
http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil (videos)
http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing (tips)
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post #6 of 26
I've been using SugarVeil for a couple of years now -- I love it! I have two mats -- the regular lace mat and one of the fancy ones -- the regular one I finally got to work and I use it all the time. I'm still on the learning curve with the fancy lace mat. Each mat is different and some take longer to figure out. There is an excellent fact sheet that Carina uses here on FB: http://www.facebook.com/carinascupcakes?ref=ts#!/notes/carinas-cupcakes/sugarveil-fact-sheet/359507054063694 If you look at her cupcakes -- she often uses SV on the cupcakes and they're GORGEOUS!!

The trick to using SugarVeil is to really work with it to figure out how it works -- the learning curve as it were. Once you're over that it's like a gift from God.
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post #7 of 26
Thanks, BobW - Here's a tip for you when working with the more delicate Confectioners' Mats [the Circle Bouquets and the Flower Net are the sheerest lace of all the Mats http://www.sugarveil.com/mat/sugarveil-mat.htm]: When you are using a mat design that is new to you, fInish spreading/scraping it and allow it to partially set (so that it doesn't leave SugarVeil on your finger when you touch it). Then, re-beat the SugarVeil mixture for one minute again just before use, and spread/scrape another session of SugarVeil on top of this previous, partially-set layer.

Doing this second treatment when you work with a mat unfamiliar to you will strengthen the lace beneath, and also give you a little practice in spreading, which is critical with the more delicate lace. Your fingertips need to push down onto the back of the spreader, and the angle of the spreader should be close to the mat. Raising the top of the spreader away from (perpendicular to) the mat will scrape SugarVeil out of, rather than press SugarVeil into, the tiny lines.
Michele Hester
Creator of SugarVeil Icing
art@sugarveil.com
http://www.SugarVeil.com (website)
http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil (videos)
http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing (tips)
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Michele Hester
Creator of SugarVeil Icing
art@sugarveil.com
http://www.SugarVeil.com (website)
http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil (videos)
http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing (tips)
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post #8 of 26
Thanks Michele, that does help! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

If it makes you feel better, Buddy Valastro had the same problem with Sugarveil for his own anniversary cake.

The solution they came up with shown on TV was to warm the sugarveil+lace mold on a cookie sheet. When they got it up to about 100F, the lace peeled out in one flexible piece.

Me, I think that the Sugarveil video was "too good to be true" and therefore I didn't fall for it.



While I appreciate your thoughts, I disagree with them. Buddy has problems that nobody else seems to have (on a regular basis no less) -- enough said there.

As for the "too good to be true" -- have you tried it? I have. I own two mats and I'm saving for a third. It's a little tricky at first until you get used to it, then once you do it's truly amazing. There is nothing fraudulent about the SugarVeil videos. And yes, I do speak from experience.

[edited for spelling error]
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post #10 of 26
WOW!!
This info is so great to know as I am new to Sugar Veil myself. Now if you will excuse me, I have to go play with my sugar veil!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #11 of 26
shelbycompany, I do hope you keep playing with your SugarVeil. I really love using it. I have used it on a few first communion cakes this year, and my customers can't say enough nice things about the way it looks. Don't give up. Skills worth learning often times require practice. icon_surprised.gif)
post #12 of 26
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I was wondering why it was not very popular, I though it's because the price...no, it takes a lot of mastering to end up with poor results, I just going to trow it away, I have no space in my cabinet for thingS I don't use.. The one thing I just ordered today is a frill tool to make one of those frill cakes. I will let you know if it works icon_smile.gif.

http://www.carinascupcakes.co.uk/Cutters-and-Tools.html
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post #13 of 26
Don't throw it away. Put it on Ebay and sell it. I have looked several times on Ebay for the Sugarveil system and all I find is the frosting.
post #14 of 26
I would absolutely love to buy the sugar veil kit, it's been on my list forever but I'm worried about postage & how much extra that would add (I live in France). I've also bought a few lemons (the Mat for one) so always hesitate now about big purchases. If I'm just starting out with SV would I be ok with just the mat(s) and icing mix or do I need something else too?
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Claire138

I would absolutely love to buy the sugar veil kit, it's been on my list forever but I'm worried about postage & how much extra that would add (I live in France). I've also bought a few lemons (the Mat for one) so always hesitate now about big purchases. If I'm just starting out with SV would I be ok with just the mat(s) and icing mix or do I need something else too?



I started with the SV lace mat and 5 lbs of mix. Then I saved for another lace mat. Now I'm saving for yet another lace mat! icon_biggrin.gif Here's what the lace mat looks like: http://www.sugarveil.com/mat/originalmat-pop.htm

You can buy the whole system but that's not really necessary. I use parchment cones to pipe instead of spending the $220 for the system.
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