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asked June 27th 2012

What brand of sugar paste should I use

I have two wedding cakes to make in August for friends and was wondering if I should buy more expensive sugar paste.  I have previously used supermarket fondant e.g. asda or tesco on Christmas cakes and was wondering if I should buy regalice or some other brand like that or if they are all similar

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I am a big lover of covapaste. It’s so nice to work with and has an amazing vanilla smell

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Something like Regalice is good for wedding cakes, but if want something different there is covapaste as suggested by jmilne, Satin ice is now also available in different flavours. The only thing you will have to watch is the price. While perhaps the newer icings may have a more pleasing ‘mouth feel’, you don’t want to find yourself out of pocket. It might be worth asking your friends what their preference would be,(I’m assuming that they will be paying you) unless of course you are making the cakes as a wedding gift. I bake and decorate for my friends and family and many of them haven’t got a clue how much it all costs and I’m too soft to charge them!!

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Hi, I haven’t made a wedding cake but I would go with what I was used to using and am confident with. I imagine it will be stressful enough without experimenting with something new! I find that there are generally two types of people, one, like me, who don’t have a sweet tooth and always peel the fondant off and two, those who love icing and will eat theirs, and then mine, no matter which brand!! Good luck!

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Supermarket brands are fine for wedding cakes.  I prefer how some pastes handle but I think it a personal preference and as doodlecake says some like it, some don’t.  It’s a bit like Marmite!

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I have used dr oetker in ivory for a small wedding cake and it was fine. I would use it again!

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Forgot to say, whatever you use if you spray it with PME lustre spray in pearl it will look beautiful!

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