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asked June 14th 2012

Satin Ice

Has anyone used Satin Ice. If so, what do you think?

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My experience was awful! I found it worked great as cupcake toppers ie hearts and circles..but for some reason I couldn’t get it the right thickness when rolling for a cake. I had to peel it off and rush out to buy my usual fondant plus it creases..very strange. A very expensive mistake. When I watch cake boss they use a machine to put the fondant through..so maybe better for that?

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I bought 10kg of Satin Ice at the cake show and have now used it to decorate three cakes. I love the stuff, it has a lovely smooth finish, smells and tastes great. Just one big draw back for me is that when colour is added to it, the texture changes and it can become quite crumbly. It also contains a small amount of gum tragacanth so can become stiff when rolling out. That is my experience of it.

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I researched the gumpaste as it’s cheaper than the squires flower paste but also read a lot of mixed reviews so decided against it. I’m a huge lover of covapaste I think the satin ice is just so expensive it’s putting me off trying it

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Thanks for that. I’ve heard varying reports. Debbie Brown really likes it and has recommended it, so I think it’s worth a try.  I’ll watch out for creases.   X

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I love it I too purchased it at the cake show and have done 9 cakes with it. People have said they love the flavour of it too. I have had no problems other than when you add colour it does go a bit crumbly but they are going to be doing colours in it so that should solve that problem. I am a convert

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My friend and I didn’t like the taste when sampling at a show,

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Sounds like a mixed bag. For those of you who like it, did you find you could roll it out thinly? I’ve been told it could save me money, as you only use a fraction of the amount you would use of the Regalice?

thanks

Marian

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Forgot to say, thank you for your responses, it’s much appreciated. X

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Yes, definitely rolls out thinner with more elasticity and less tearing.

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I researched the gumpaste as it’s cheaper than the squires flower paste but also read a lot of mixed reviews so decided against it. I’m a huge lover of covapaste I think the satin ice is just so expensive it’s putting me off trying it

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Hi

I bought something similar called choco pan and found it really hard to work with ended up going back to original icing, tastes great but a pain also be aware I was told it was white and its not its more of a yellow colour was very dissapointed.

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Thanks everyone. I have also tried the choco pan. I thought it tasted lovely, but was quite expensive. I really like the choco pan gum paste and would buy that again x

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I have just used it now and found it quite dissapointing.I have gone back to COVA PASTE
which for me works better and is half the price
best wishes

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Thanks Hemmingway,

I’ve also tried it now. I love the flavour and I found it so easy to use. I found that any imperfections seemed to disappear overnight as the cake set and left a lovely smooth finish. i was a total convert until I cut the cake…The problem I found is that when the cake was cut the icing fell away from it. That may just be that the ganache underneath was not sticky enough when I covered the cake. I’ll certainly use it again and see if I can sort that problem. The time I saved using it was sooooo worth it. Mx

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Soooo confused. I have heard nothing but rave reviews on Satin Ice. Now hearing good and bad experiences. I am doing my my son’s wedding cake and grooms cake. I am really worried about working with Satin Ice. No stress here – right!!

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Hi, yes I use it all the time now, it does take a bit of getting used too as it is different to the general shop bought Fondant. I find it’s much easier to smooth out imperfections and you don’t get the cracking around the edge you can get with some fondants. You can roll it more thinly and still get really good results. Love it.

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I have used the gumpaste and coloured one which were great.too expensive for the white,I usually buy fondx in australia

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Wow! That certainly gives me a lot to think about. I think maybe it’s a case if just try it for myself and see if I can get on with it. Does anyone know where you can buy the coloured SatinIce in the UK? Sandra

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Hi sandrafrearson

I’ve had a little search and can’t seem to find anyone who keeps ready tinted in the fondant. It used to be sold every where and now it seems to have disappeared. I don’t advise colouring it yourself, you can see from my answer above my experience. There appears to be so many new pastes now it all gets pretty confusing. I tried the Sweetart fondant which Debbie Brown used in the cute baby tutorial, it’s really lovely, similar texture to Satin ice. Unfortunately there are no UK suppliers as yet. Might be worth having a look on Amazon for SI. Perhaps other members will shed some light. x

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Satin Ice is one of the few (really don’t know if there are any others) fondants that is VEGAN friendly and in addition I think it tastes fantastic. If you have a client that wants a VEGAN cake, this is the one.

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