Satin Ice Versus Wilton Gumpaste

Decorating By Maria46 Updated 9 Mar 2011 , 4:25am by icer101

Maria46 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 11:37pm
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I've always used Wilton brand gumpaste so far and it works fine. But just realized that I can get a much better price on a 5 lb. bucket from GSA. But don't won't to buy that much if it's not as good as the Wilton. Any advice from those experienced with the Satin Ice gumpaste? Thanks in advance.

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KathysCC Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 11:50pm
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I don't like Satin Ice gumpaste as much as I like Wilton. I found that the Satin Ice behaved too much like regular fondant. It took too long to dry and didn't have the stretchiness of Wilton.

I always have problems finding Wilton gumpaste that is fresh and doesn't have hard pieces in it but I like the way it works much better than Satin Ice. That is just my opinion.

jo3d33 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 11:53pm
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I have only ever used satin ice and I like it, but again....I have nothing to compare it to.

nhbaker Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:14am
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I've used both and tend to like Satin Ice more. I usually use a 50/50 mix of gumpaste & fondant for modeling though.

Just be careful because even though the Satin Ice might be cheaper from GSA you'll need to figure in the shipping charges. Found them (GSA) to be quite high.

icer101 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:44am
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I agree with KathysCC. Satin Ice is too soft for me. I like Wilton premade(i check really good for the soft pks. and there is plenty. sometimes you will feel hard places) I don,t like the Wilton from the can that you have to mix. Wilton premade dries quick . and so does Nick Lodges recipe(favorite with most decorators). hth

HappyCake10609 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:45am
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I just tried Satin Ice gumpaste last month for the first time (I got a great deal because of Global Sugar Art's sale), I'm very glad I tried it because I do prefer it to the Wilton gumpaste.

lenore12508 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 1:01am
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I like the Satin Ice way better!! And GlobalSugarArt is expensive to ship, but being in NY, I always get it the next day! Thw Wilton always seems too dry for my liking.

Maria46 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:29am
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply. Seems like it's about 50/50 (some for Wilton, some for Satin Ice). I do hate the little hard bits also in the Wilton but usually just pick them out if I can't knead them out. Just wish GSA sold a 2 lb. bucket so I could try it out for myself.

Thanks again!!

HappyCake10609 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:45am
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Global Sugar Art does carry 2 lb buckets of the Satin Ice. That's what I bought last month- I just checked and they are still having the sale $8.84 for 2 lb, where I was buying the Wilton for close to $10 for 1 lb. For me, even with shipping (I was ordering other items anyway) it was worth it.

icer101 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:49am
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the coupons at michaels and ac moore, etc. make the wilton cheaper. I always buy several pks with a 50% coupon. Just check the pks. good. Michaels always makes it good if you get a bad pk. There is always a bad pk, or bucket in any brand. I work with wilton premade or make nick lodge. sometime , there are hard places in nicks. so be it. hth

Kitagrl Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:18am
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I much prefer the Satin Ice gumpaste. Although for fondant, I highly recommend FondX. But I still get gumpaste from Satin Ice.

Maria46 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 6:09pm
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HappyCake, thanks. I guess I missed the 2lb. bucket. I too have other stuff to order so I think I'll give it a try. thanks again to all for taking the time to respond.

gretch77 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:25am
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Icer101 are you using the packaged gumpaste from Nick Lodge or his recipe? The packaged gumpaste from Nick Lodge is Albert Uster gumpaste.

icer101 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:46am
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Hi, no, i make Nicks from scratch. Thats my favorite. Then Wilton. Satin Ice is too soft for me. Thats the only reason i can,t use it.

Maria46 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 3:08am
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Where can I get the Nick Lodge recipe? Also, HappyCakes, went to GSA and the only thing that comes up when I search for Satin Ice Gumpaste is the 5 lb. bucket. Maybe they've discontinued selling it in 2 lbs.?

HappyCake10609 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 3:52am
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Here is the link: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=19939&name=Gumpaste%202%20pounds%20by%20Satin%20Fine%20Foods

I didn't find it by the search function though... I chose Satin Ice under "Brands" on the left margin menu, it's on the first page of results. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

Maria46 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 4:02am
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Thanks HappyCake. Kind of strange that it doesn't come up via search. But I've got it now.

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