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Sugarveil icing is an ultra flexible and easy to use decorative icing that is taking the cake decorating world by storm. Sugarveil’s completely malleable texture allows you to mould and shape the icing into a huge array of professional looking designs – ideal if you want to give your cake creations that impressive finish every time. The delicate lace design is perfect for wedding, baby shower and celebration cakes, is extremely effective and also surprisingly easy to create.
We spoke with the team at online cake decorating supply store www.MakeBake.co.uk to find out their expert guide on using the revolutionary cake decorating icing, SugarVeil:
What you will need:
- Sugarveil icing mix
- Sugarveil spreader
- Sugarveil mat
- Mixing Bowl
- Electric Whisk
- Cake Decorating Gel Paste (optional)
How to Guide:
Begin by emptying your Sugarveil icing mix into a mixing bowl. For a 142g sachet of icing mix, you will need to mix this with 120ml of boiling water.
Next take an electric whisk, and whisk the mix for about 4 minutes at full speed.
Once you have mixed the icing, cover the bowl with cling film – the icing will need to be left for 24 hours, as this will give it the perfect amount of time to set.
After the icing has rested, take a spatula and beat the icing – this will keep the icing to a smooth texture while knocking out any air bubbles.
If you want to colour your icing, now is the time to simply add a small amount of colour through using cake decorating gel paste.
Next, take your decorative Sugarveil mat, there are a number of impressive designs to choose from including lace, dots and floral patterns and using your spatula, evenly spread and stretch the icing across the mat.
To ensure an even consistency, take your Sugarveil spreader and press the icing mixture into the mat to ensure the icing moulds correctly to the pattern. When you have evenly spread icing across the mat, take the spreader to remove any excess, then use a damp cloth to wipe the edges.
You will now need to give your icing time to dry; it is best leaving the icing for at least 24 hours. When the icing is completely non-sticky to the touch, it is ready to be removed from the mat.
To carefully remove your icing, gently remove about 1cm of icing from the edge. Then take your spreader to pin the icing down – you should then be able to slowly and carefully pull the mat away, and the icing should gradually come off the mat.
The icing is now ready to be used. From birthday cakes to wedding cakes, Sugarveil will add that professional intricate detail to all kinds of cake creations.
MakeBake now also stock “Cake Lace” – a similar lace icing product created by award-winning, self-taught cake designer, Claire Bowman. Both products are available to purchase online from www.makebake.co.uk – with Free UK Delivery when you spend over £50 online!