Here are some answers to those frequently asked questions, hope you find them helpful
Below is a portion guide which will give you an idea of sizes and approximate amount of portions the cake could yield. This will obviously depend on the size of portions cut.
Please see the guide below which show the correct way to cut your cake to maximize portions. This will depend again on sizes cut.
Please see the guide below which shows in the highlighted area the approximate quantity of suarpaste required. This will depend on depth of your cake and the thickness you roll the icing.
There are several types of icing which can be used depending on your specific project.
- Available in most supercraft shops & supermarkets, comes in a range of colours
- CMC powder can be added to fondant icing to make modelling paste
- Fondant is not suitable for making wired/fine flowers or plaques
- Mainly used to cover cakes
- Fondant can be frozen
- Is made using egg white or egg white substitute & icing sugar
- Can be used to cover cakes, pipe inscriptions, side designs on cakes along with flood & lace work
- Royal Icing is a basic ingredient for pastillage & home made flower paste.
- Glycerine needs to be added to royal icing if used directly on a cake
- Royal Icing can be stored using a double layer of cleanfilm for 1 to 2 days. Do Not use if the royal icing has formed a crust
Modelling Paste Sets firm but not rock hard
- Can be bought from supercraft shops, or made with fondant icing & CMC. 250g fondant to 1tsp CMC or half flower paste
- Modelling Paste is used for all types of modelling. It can be used for frills on cakes
- Modelling Paste is not suitable for wired flowers or plaques
Flower Paste Can be rolled very thin
- Can be bought from supercraft shops in a range of colours
- Flower Paste is used for all flowers and leaves or anywhere that the paste need to be rolled really thin
- Flower Paste is not suitable for plaques
- Flower Paste dries hard & is not overly pleasant to eat
Pastillage Sets rock hard
- Is made with royal icing and CMC, its also avaliable from sugarcraft shops in a powder form
- Pastillage dries really hard & is used for plagues/boxes/crowns etc. There are lots of different recipes
- Pastillage is not suitable for for modelling of flowers