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asked December 8th 2012

Xmas cake – satin ice

Hi
Just wanted to let you know I just made my Xmas cake – the Santa cake , and for the first time I used Satin Ice sugarpaste. It was a real pleasure to work with and went on really smooth and no cracking. Will definately use this in future for important cakes.

As a beginner I have tried regal ice, covapaste, fondarific and now satin ice.
Fondarific I had a nightmare with, regal ice I use the colours, and covapaste will now be used for all my trials as this was my favourite up till now.

Would just like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and happy caking xxx

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Hi
Just wanted to let you know I just made my Xmas cake – the Santa cake , and for the first time I used Satin Ice sugarpaste. It was a real pleasure to work with and went on really smooth and no cracking. Will definately use this in future for important cakes.

As a beginner I have tried regal ice, covapaste, fondarific and now satin ice.
Fondarific I had a nightmare with, regal ice I use the colours, and covapaste will now be used for all my trials as this was my favourite up till now.

Would just like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and happy caking xxx

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Hi Jb1958

Satin ice is a big hit here too. My hubby hates fondant, usually at Christmas I decorate with glaze fruit and nuts for us and ice everyone else’s cakes. I bought 10g SI back in April and used some on a cake for us, my hubby loves it. I tried a little fondarific, couldn’t get on with it and have never tried Cova paste. I use Renshaws now for other people’s cakes and SI for ours. The only criticism I have is that the white goes crumbly when colour is added and gumpaste made with it takes longer to set. I have yet to try their gumpaste but have been told it’s just as good as the fondant. I should have got some at the NEC, for some reason never got around to it. I also tried some fondant from a Portuguese company which compares well to Satin Ice, it too is flavoured, may be not quite as elastic but still more enjoyable than regular fondant. x A very Happy Christmas to you too. Be safe.

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Try cake-stuff.com for satin ice gum paste,selling for £17.99 for 2.5 kilo,and its brilliant,not tried there fondant yet as works out expensive.

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Hiya

Have to agree, we are loving the satin ice at home too. We much prefer the taste of it to the renshaws fondant, but given that it is a lot more expensive, I still use renshaws for everyone else!

I do find that it is slightly stickier than fondant so i have to work a bit quicker as the extra icing sugar dries it out quite quickly, but its worth it for the taste and for the fact that it doesnt crack over the corners.