Satin Ice Here In Australia! :-)

Decorating By jessyummycakes Updated 15 Apr 2011 , 1:32pm by jessyummycakes

jessyummycakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 3:08am
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I was very excited to see Satin Ice here on the shelves today when I picked up my order! In fact the whole shop has been re-arranged with Satin Ice in all different colours and sizes. Actually I had a hard time finding my 7kg box of trusty Bakels.
Cant wait to try it out! icon_smile.gif

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Coral3 Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 3:38am
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Let us know what you think of it. I've heard a lot of comments about it being very soft, drying out very quickly, and prone to lots of little air bubbles. (But then others rave over it, so you never know who to believe!...)

CakemummyCC Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 6:33am
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Yes, please keep us posted....I've always used Bakels but would be keen to try something new.

Chellescakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 6:58am
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I actually bought some the other day , a wee bit expensive but , I used it to colour my bakels , I used such a small amount of it to get a lovely tiffany blue. I am going to vacuum seal it the rest of it. It mixed well with the bakels and I could get the bakels a lot thinner than I usually could without the bakels tearing on the corners.

Bluehue Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 7:24am
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Re Satin Ice - the only problem i found with it was - it was ever so soft to work with.
I was given 4 packets to trial - and each one was softer than what i was used to...

As Chellescakes said - if mixed with Bakels it becomes a better medium.

Bluehue

Chellescakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 7:35am
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yep Bluehue, I usually use the dreaded cake art muck in the same way, but found that satinice mixed in much better.

Bluehue Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 8:06am
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

yep Bluehue, I usually use the dreaded cake art muck in the same way,
I have never used it - but had a lol at your description.


but found that satinice mixed in much better.
I use alot of Bakels and Regalice.
If i want a deeper colour or shade - i always use powdered colours as i find they don't make the medium too soft.
I am eagerly awaitng Winter - as the last 5 and a bit months without rain and extremely high humidity have been less than perfect for caking.
Today is another 34+C day
Lolll - much cooler than last week - think we are into our 50th something day of over 32C
Want to send some of your rain over to the West icon_biggrin.gif

Bluehue



Chellescakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 9:05am
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we have had months of rain ,I am sooooo sick of it, it is supposed to rain all week here again, I have had to dry all my flowers in a box with a closet camel. I got some free samples of hanging damp rid packets from the coles delivery guy a while back , I could have kissed him .

Bluehue Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 10:09am
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

we have had months of rain ,I am sooooo sick of it, it is supposed to rain all week here again,

Bottle the rain up and send it over - our Resivours are only 27% full - very bad state of affairs over here in the West icon_sad.gif

I have had to dry all my flowers in a box with a closet camel. I got some free samples of hanging damp rid packets from the coles delivery guy a while back , I could have kissed him .
Lolll - that would have made his day icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
I have an oil Column Heater that i leave on low in my Caking Room - which stops the humidty - and allows my accents to dry properly -
Its a case of "run in grab something and get the heck outta there" - lollllllllll
Shouldn't whinge - at least i am Caking and not 6" under - iykwim

Have you ever used Regalice?

Bluehue



Chellescakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 2:16pm
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a friend of mine does often, but I find it a bit expensive , She likes the taste of it and it is less prone to crazing. I don't often make cakes for us to eat , and I don't like icing anyway so I can't justify the extra expense.

Chellescakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 2:22pm
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you are welcome to the rain , I remember when our dams were that low, they are now overflowing. Yep I am glad to be caking too. I actually took up caking cause I got sick so I had something to keep me occupied , who knew then where it would lead . icon_biggrin.gif

jessyummycakes Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 1:26am
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Hi Everyone, an update on Satin Ice! I really like it! I am actually very happy. As the name suggests, its Satiny, silky, smooth. The only downside I found is that it seems to be a bit prone to air bubbles, I very rarely got air bubbles with Bakels. I also bought the red, which I am in the process of using on a fire engine, it is very firm and doesnt need any white mixed into like the cake art I would usually use. I will post some decent pics next week!

CakemummyCC Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 8:12am
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Jessyummycakes, that's awesome to hear...Is there a big price difference between the Satin Ice and Bakels?

jessyummycakes Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 1:32pm
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Hi cake mummy.... I buy wholesale and it works out .60 cents a kilo dearer. But well worth it IMO. icon_smile.gif

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