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Sugar Dress vs. Sugar Veil what are the differences?

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I never used this medium for cakes but i see such pretty and intricate molds i would love to apply to my cakes. I don't know the differences such as...

yellowing over time, taste, does it stay playable or does it harden, if so how long does it take to harden.

Can I mix a small batch or do I need to use the whole package in one shot?

how long does it stay in the fridge or on the counter top. Does air dry it out?

OK I have lots of questions can you guys help me out!!! thanks sooo much!!!!

Christina

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I was wondering what the difference is and can they be put on buttercream or would it dissolve? . If you found out anything please share.

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Technically I can't tell you the difference.  What I can say is that Sugar Dress is so easy to work with and Sugarveil is a PITA.  

 

Sugar Dress comes in a bucket, with a small bottle of liquid inside.  There are instructions that tell you how to make a small batch, you don't have to use the entire bucket.  

I'm not sure how long a mixed batch will last, but I've had some in the fridge for about three days.  It's still usable.

So far, the lace I have made has stayed very pliable in a plastic bag.  It says it will stay that way for several months.  I left a piece out on a sheet pan for two days, and it was still fine.  
I haven't tasted it yet, but it smells like very sweet royal icing.  

I think it would be fine on buttercream.  It's pretty sturdy, so I doubt dissolving would be an issue.  

I don't think yellowing would be an issue either.  

There is another thread discussing the differences as well.

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I had to look up what PITA meant LOL! I have recently seen a BC cake that had it so It seems ok. It was also tinted black with icing color so that's cool too. Thanks for your help!! 

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Has anyone ever colored the sugar dress (adding color while mixing)?  Just curious, this would be gorgeous with  black lace on a white cake

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Does anyone know if the Sugar Dress mix goes bad? I would like to purchase some to play around with, but I do not know how much I would use it.

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Does anyone know if the Sugar Dress mix goes bad? I would like to purchase some to play around with, but I do not know how much I would use it.

It's a dry powder, with a small bottle of liquid that mixes with it.  The batch listed on the container makes about a cup or so I would say, maybe less. I would think the dry mix has a fairly long shelf life.
I will say that if there is mix leftover from whatever project you have, I would go ahead and make lace and store it. I had some mix in the fridge leftover and spread it on some mats to experiment.  And even though I baked it, it never set like a fresh batch.  It was much more sticky and was harder to get out of the mat.  So, just FYI my experience.

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It's a dry powder, with a small bottle of liquid that mixes with it.  The batch listed on the container makes about a cup or so I would say, maybe less. I would think the dry mix has a fairly long shelf life.
I will say that if there is mix leftover from whatever project you have, I would go ahead and make lace and store it. I had some mix in the fridge leftover and spread it on some mats to experiment.  And even though I baked it, it never set like a fresh batch.  It was much more sticky and was harder to get out of the mat.  So, just FYI my experience.

Thanks, rychevamp! That's helpful to know.

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Has anyone ever colored the sugar dress (adding color while mixing)?  Just curious, this would be gorgeous with  black lace on a white cake

I added black color to the sugar lace mixture and it worked just fine. I made black lace pieces to put on a white cake and it was very pretty
post #10 of 25

Thanks for letting me know!

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I had to look up what PITA meant LOL! If you ask some of my friends, they would tell you my middle name is PITA :lol:

 

I agree that Sugar Dress is a great product. I have used it and am amazed at how easy and durable it is.

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post #12 of 25

I have played with Crystal Lace, Sugar Veil and Sugar Dress.  Hands down Sugar Dress is the best, IMO.  Easy to mix, takes color really well and stays pliable for a very long time.  I used it in the Sugar Veil Leaves mat that is much thinner than the Sugar dress mats and it still worked great.  I needed the leaves to go stiff but after 5 days it was still pliable so I added a wire to the back of the leaf with edible glue.  Worked great.   Great product!  Here are the leaves:

 

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It looks great!! Where did you get your leaf mold? Would love to have one for my self.

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It looks great!! Where did you get your leaf mold? Would love to have one for my self.

 

Thank you.  The leaves were made with SugarDress using one of the SugarVeil mats.  I cut out the individual leaves after it was set.

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