Platinum Paste, I'm In Love!

Decorating By TexasSugar Updated 7 Nov 2014 , 8:23pm by JWinslow

Shelley51708 Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 1:17am
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WOW! those look AMAZING!

TexasSugar Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 1:52pm
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Love your flowers Rea! icon_smile.gif

FullHouse Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 2:52pm
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TexasSugar, your flowers are GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to ICES next week, now I'm hoping they have platinum paste there.

BlakesCakes Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 3:06pm
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Thanks, Tracy. Love the group that you did with Ruth--beautiful colors!

Rae

JWinslow Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 3:40pm
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I use mine in the pasta machine all the time especially for roses. I also steam my flowers as I dust all of them. I find this paste shows more detail than any other I've used and you use way less paste per petal.
Thanks for the new source-I will check it out.

TexasSugar Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:10pm
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif

FullHouse, I just looked at the vender's list. I'd check this booth out first:

Sugar City / Avenues Sweet Choices www.avenuechoices.com Booth 311

Rea... icon_biggrin.gif I'm excited that they came out that well. Ruth posted pictures on her facebook from everyone's flowers in the class. I love that we all had the same dusts, and there is such a variety of colors that everyone ended up with in the end.

JWinslow, that is the one Ruth orders from. I'm not sure how their price compares to anywhere else, since I didn't do a lot of shopping around.

Jenn2179 Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:23pm
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif

FullHouse, I just looked at the vender's list. I'd check this booth out first:

Sugar City / Avenues Sweet Choices www.avenuechoices.com Booth 311

Rea... icon_biggrin.gif I'm excited that they came out that well. Ruth posted pictures on her facebook from everyone's flowers in the class. I love that we all had the same dusts, and there is such a variety of colors that everyone ended up with in the end.

JWinslow, that is the one Ruth orders from. I'm not sure how their price compares to anywhere else, since I didn't do a lot of shopping around.




Thanks for posting this. I was meaning to take a look and see if they will be at the convention. I get to drive this year so I can't wait to buy stuff!

TexasSugar Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:34pm
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Oh I hope y'all have a great time at the convention. icon_smile.gif

ConnieJ Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:43pm
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Thanks for posting about this. I've never heard of this and want to try it. I love hearing about new cake decorating stuff!

TexasSugar Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:46pm
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For those that do get some, let me know what you think! icon_smile.gif

FullHouse Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:57pm
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Sure will! Thanks for posting the info.

sabre Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 5:10pm
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Thanks, Texas Sugar. Really love all your beautiful photos.

TexasSugar Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 5:13pm
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JWinslow Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 8:08pm
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Jenn2179,

Have a great time at convention. I was suppose to go but moving expenses & stuff got in the way. If you happen to meet Pam Dewey (she'll have a display cake and is running a class on cake transportation) tell her Jeanne said hey. She was my Wilton Instructor a few years back.

Cher2309b Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 6:24am
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I'm only two years late on this thread and don't know whether you're all still hanging around.

 

I'm in Sydney, Australia, and took a class at Iced Affair a while back on fabric effects. We used a small amount of Platinum Paste mixed into modelling paste and were able to roll it out much more thinly and to drape it beautifully. We were told about pure Platinum Paste being used for flower making in the UK but were advised that our humidity would prevent it from hardening. I'd love to hear comments from anyone who may have used it in Australia.

 

By the way, your flowers are divine - so delicate and realistic!

cazza1 Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 9:46am
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JWinslow do you still use the platinum paste and if so do you find that your flowers harden.  I notice on one site that it said it was for the 'soft method of flower making', whatever that is.

JWinslow Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:15pm
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JWinslow do you still use the platinum paste and if so do you find that your flowers harden.  I notice on one site that it said it was for the 'soft method of flower making', whatever that is.

 

I use Platinum paste for many of my flowers when I want a very thin petal.   I love how it behaves. 

Yes it hardens. Humidity is unfriendly to all gum paste petals.

 

When you use Platinum Paste you have to remember that you can really roll it paper thin.  It is amazingly strong.   I've also mixed it with Nicholas Lodge's paste to make his paste really elastic.

 

The soft method involves Twiddling where you take a piece of small paste and work it down the wire and you glue that to the back of your petal instead of wiring into a groove..  Platinum Paste is ideal for this. Jennifer Dontz uses this method when making her large orchids.  She has a DVD.

 

I used the paste to make peonies using a Celboard, really putting it to the test.  I still have them 2 years later.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2313747/a/2314745/peonies/

 

My Sources:  AvenueSweetChoices to get a 350g container - processing & shipping on the slow side but it's the only place I could find in the US with this quantity.  If I need it fast, I use SugarDelites and I have in 2 two days but smaller quantity only.  If others have good sources for Platinum Paste, please post

 

Hope this helps,.

 

Jeanne

cazza1 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 3:08am
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Thanks for the info Jeanne.  I am even more intrigued now.  Might be a bit hard to source in Australia but I will look around here first.

JWinslow Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 3:31am
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Thanks for the info Jeanne.  I am even more intrigued now.  Might be a bit hard to source in Australia but I will look around here first.

 

Your very welcome.  I contacted Avenue Sweet Choices  to find out if they had a source in Australia.  I probably won't hear back until tomorrow.

 

Jeanne

Cher2309b Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 6:09am
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Hi Cazza. I buy Platinum Paste at Iced Affair in Camperdown, Sydney.

They also sell online at www.icedaffair.com.au

phone: (02) 9519 3679

 

Good luck,

Cher

cazza1 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 6:37am
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Thanks guys.  I will get on line and order some.  When you mix it with modelling paste what sort of proportions are you talking about?

cazza1 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 10:50am
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Wow, Iced Affair is a pricey affair.  They want $24 for 150g (before postage).  Choice cakes in Victoria want $18.30.  I have ordered 350g for $24.36 (including postage) from the UK.  UK postage is much more reasonable than US postage.

Cher2309b Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 10:54am
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Now I was taught very precise measurements, something like this: To a fistful of fondant, knead in a chunk of Platinum Paste about the size of the tip of your thumb up to your cuticle. If you're talking to Evan or Dimity at Iced Affair, they love to pass on useful tips and instructions. I spent an hour and a half there today, buying stacks of stuff and taking on board lots of very useful tips. (Please tell them Cheryl says hi.)

Cher2309b Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 10:56am
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Where did you buy from in the UK?

cazza1 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 1:33pm
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Not sure off hand.  Went through ebay (just typed in platinum paste).  Find buying from the uk is almost as quick as buying from the Eastern States.

champagne84 Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 5:08pm
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Does anyone know where I can get Platinum Paste in Canada?

JWinslow Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 5:26pm
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Does anyone know where I can get Platinum Paste in Canada?


I'm hoping some one from Canada will jump in for you but I contacted my supplier here (US) and asked for contact information on the main supplier in the UK.  No guarantees they will give me anything, but I asked just the same. 

JWinslow Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 12:29am
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The supplier for Platinum Paste for the US & Canada is AvenuesSweetChoice.  Diane is very helpful and will be able to tell you if she supplies in your area. Just Google the name and the site will come up. 

ChefDave Posted 4 Nov 2014 , 2:39pm
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Hello fellow Canadians,

I absolutely love Platinum Paste.  Icing inspirations in Kitchener, ON used to sell it.  They were the only place in Canada to carry it but it didn't sell, so they stopped.  I get mine from Diane Gruenberg at Avenue Sweet Choice in Bay City, MI.  She is the only distributor that I know of.  I believe she has sole distribution rights.  She is a great lady, an amazing teacher and extremely helpful.  If you have never used Platinum Paste for flowers, you are missing out.  It is very easy to use and you can literally roll it out paper thin.  The petals you can make are almost transparent they can be rolled so thin.  You use it a little differently than regular gum paste in that you roll it out on your non-stick cell board and allow it to stick to the board.  Let it dry on top a bit, then turn it over to cut it out.  Then you feather the edges and form it, same as regular gum paste.  Another benefit of using it is that you can "twiddle" it on a fine 33 gauge wire and attach it by simply putting it on your impression mat and it sticks to the petal.  No more feeding wires into ridges on the back of petals.   

Someone asked about making figurines with it but I wouldn't recommend it because it is quite pricey.  It is worth the price for flowers though.  I am fortunate in that I belong to the Michigan branch of ICES (International Cake Exploration Society)  and I see her at the DOS (Days of Sharing) in the spring and fall.  I have also driven up to her shop in Bay City, MI too and she ships to me in Detroit.  I go over and pick it up at UPS depot.  I am sure that she could ship to Canada if you were willing to pay the shipping etc.  If I knew how to attach a picture, I would post one for you.

ChefDave Posted 7 Nov 2014 , 5:43pm
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The actual web site WWW.avenuechoices.com and she does ship to Canada.

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