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Fixing Sugar Starch with Too Much Sugar

I have used too much sugar in my sugar starch. How do I fix it?

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September 16, 20170 found this helpful

Sugar starch is normally used doilies or baskets. The sugar starch is made with just sugar and water. After the sugar has dissolved in the water it is removed from the stove before it boils. Afterwards, you dip your doily into the mixture and let it dry. If you have added too much sugare you can:

Step 1
Put the mixture back on the stove and add more water.

Step 2
Normally it is 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 cups of water.

Step 3
Depending on how much sugar you used, adjust your water.

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Step 4
Reheat the mixture on the stove and cook it until the sugar has dissolved, but don't let it boil.

Step 5
Remove the sugar starch from the stove and let it cool.

Step 6
Wet you doily and dip it in the cooled sugar water.

Step 7
Lay it flat to dry.

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September 16, 20170 found this helpful

These doilies are so neat and stiffening is so easy. there are several ways to starch doilies other than with sugar water. If you have messed up with your measurements maybe it would be best to dump that solution and start over.

Step 1
According to what type of doilies you have you may want to draw an outline on paper or cardboard of your doilies to use when setting them up to dry.

Step 2
This is the old-fashioned starch used for lacy doilies. 1/4 cup water - 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Step 3
Mix water and sugar in a small pan. Stir the mixture over low heat (do not boil) until clear and not sugary. Remove pan from heat, and let mixture cool.

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Step 4
Wet the lace doily and roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and dip it into the mixture. Squeeze out excess starch, then shape the doily. Allow to dry.

Step 5
Doilies do not need to be ironed when you use this starch. Just smooth out and shape while wet on a clean flat surface.

Step 6
I have used starch in the past instead of sugar and the results were also very good. 1/2 c water (4 fluid oz.) + 1-1/2 Tablespoons laundry starch (= 1 T + 1-1/2 tsp) + 1/4 c water + 1 c cool water.

Step 7
Mix starch powder into 1/4 cup cool water until smooth. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Remove from heat and slowly stir starch mixture into hot water. Add cool water and mix well. Let cool.

Step 8
Proceed same as with sugar water mixture. here is a link that has full instructions. http://www.text … -starch-a-doily/

Step 9
Here is a link to another suggestion using cornstarch. http://www.grou … ing-doilies.html

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Contrary to what some people may think, sugar water starched doilies do not attract ants and, when done properly, the stiffness will last for years.

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