Flower Paste Properties

Decorating By sugarflorist Updated 11 Mar 2014 , 3:39pm by sugarflorist

sugarflorist Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 10:48am
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AI have been using squires flower paste for quite a time now but recent feedback from my competition suggested that I need to roll out thinner. I believe I have the paste I am using may not be fine enough. I have tried platinum paste but find it too brittle for transporting.

Has anyone got any preference for commercial flower paste or a personal combination that is both tough and fine enough to roll so that you can literally read the paper through it

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natt12321 Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 11:02am
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I can get the squires paste that thin, it's my preferable paste cos I find the other ones too tough to roll out thin enough. I used to make my own but I don't do much flower work so it doesn't work out viable now cos the squires paste keeps better for longer.

sugarflorist Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 11:21am
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I can get the squires paste that thin, it's my preferable paste cos I find the other ones too tough to roll out thin enough. I used to make my own but I don't do much flower work so it doesn't work out viable now cos the squires paste keeps better for longer.

Do you have a rolling technique ? I like the Nicholas lodge recipe but carpal tunnel syndrome makes it difficult for me to make my own

DeniseNH Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 11:35am
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You know the Silhouette machines and the lady who uses it for cake decorating?  She publishes a great paste recipe to be rolled thin like sheets of paper that you then use on the Silhouette and cut shapes out of.  The only downside is that it contains so much gelatin that it lacks stretchability (as in ruffling the edges of flower petals) but if you mixed up a batch of her paste and add it 50/50 to your regular gumpaste I think you'd love the results.

sugarflorist Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH 
 

You know the Silhouette machines and the lady who uses it for cake decorating?  She publishes a great paste recipe to be rolled thin like sheets of paper that you then use on the Silhouette and cut shapes out of.  The only downside is that it contains so much gelatin that it lacks stretchability (as in ruffling the edges of flower petals) but if you mixed up a batch of her paste and add it 50/50 to your regular gumpaste I think you'd love the results.

just taken a look at the machine! quite an investment.

 

do you have a link for the recipe please :)

Dayti Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 1:29pm
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This is Linda McClure's website and she says the recipe is on her blog which is also linked on her web ;) http://www.*******************/

Dayti Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 1:35pm
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Ooookay then, here is a link to her blog, hope it works. If not, just Google her name. www.creativedesignsforcakes.blogspot.com.

sugarflorist Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 3:39pm
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Ooookay then, here is a link to her blog, hope it works. If not, just Google her name. www.creativedesignsforcakes.blogspot.com.

thanks-;-D found it 

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