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How to Booklet - Icings, Pastes and Fillings

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NEWS: Updated in September 2016 and now includes 26 recipes including a recipe for Cake Lace, and 85 product reviews!

 

 

Author: Louise Wilson

This is a 65 page guide that includes detailed information on the following topics:

 
  • 26 recipes and instructions on how to make them at home including:
    • Buttercream x 1
    • Frosting x 3
    • Bakers Fondant x1
    • Candy Modelling clay (using candy melts) x1
    • Ganache (Milk, dark and white chocolate) x1
    • Vegan Ganache x1
    • Ganache with buttercream x1
    • Glacé Icing x1
    • Royal Icing x1
    • Sugarpaste x 1
    • Marshmallow Sugarpaste x 1
    • Modelling paste x 2
    • Cocoa butter modelling paste x 1
    • Mexican paste x2
    • Flowerpaste x1
    • Pastillage x 3
    • Marzipan x 2
    • Modelling chocolate (milk, dark and white) x 1
    • Sugar lace x1
  • An explanation on all the different gums you will come across in the cake decorating world, what they are and what they are used for.
  • Introduction to some of the more common ingredients that you will use while baking and making your own pastes.
  • Compare and review each of the following 85 products that are available to buy (including ingredients):
    • Fondant including: PME Fondant Icing Mix, Phil Vickery Gluten-Free Fondant Icing Mixes and Squires Kitchen Fondant Icing Mix.
    • Candy Melts including: Wilton Candy Melts, PME Candy Buttons and Merckens Candy Melts.
    • Royal Icing including: Tate and Lyle, Silver Spoon, Whitworths, Sattina Royal icing mix, Squires Professional Royal icing mix, Squires Kitchen extension icing, Squires Kitchen specialist sugar run-out icing, Squires Kitchen art-ice cookie icing mix, Renshaw ready to use Royal icing, Scattine Royal icing ready to use and Diamond Paste Luxury Royal icing to go.
    • Sugarpaste including: Squires Kitchen bridal white sugarpaste, Sattina, Satin Ice, Flemings/Sudzucker Covapaste (was BFP), Cake Stuff Couture artisan sugarpaste, Karen Davies Vanillla sugarpaste, Massa Taffeta, Sainsburty’s soft white icing, ready to roll, Massa Ticina bride white sugarpaste, Sweet Success sweet silk sugarpaste, Dr Oetker regal-ice ready to roll icing, Sugarpaste Direct, Rensha Decor Ice professional ready to roll icing, Renshaw covering paste, BAKO and Culpit Cake decorating sugarpaste.
    • Modelling Paste including: Sattina 3-in-1 modelling paste, Diamond Paste Company modelling paste, Squires Kitchen modelling paste, Squires Kitchen sugar dough, Renshaw Sugar Décor-ice flower and modelling paste, Sainsbury’s white flower and modelling paste, PME gum paste, Saracino, Massa Taffeta, Beau modelling paste, Cake Star modelling paste, Barker Bakes modelling paste and Culpitt Soft Shimmer modelling paste pearl.
    • Mexican Paste including: Squires Kitchen Mexican paste instant mix, Diamond Paste Company Mexican paste and Squires Kitchen MMP.
    • Flowerpaste including: Diamond Paste Company platinum paste, Satin Ice gum paste, Squires Kitchen sugar florist paste, Wilton ready to use gum paste, Barker bakes flowerpaste, Sattina 3-in-1 modelling paste, Renshaw sugar flower décor-ice modelling paste, Simply Heaven ultra-fine flower modelling paste, Flowerpaste by Beau Products, Pastiche by Sweet Success and our very own flowerpaste recipe!
    • Pastillage including: Squires Kitchen pastillage instant mix
    • Marzipan including: Sattina marzipan, Tesco natural almond marzipan, Design-a-Cake white marzipan, Odense marzipan, Sweet Success marzipan, Dr. Oetker ready to roll natural marzipan and Renshaw Rencol white almond paste marzipan.
    • Modelling Chocolate including: Squires Kitchen cocoform dark, Beau dark chocolate modelling paste, Dinkydoodle Designs dark Belgian modelling chocolate and covering paste, Barker Bakes dark chocolate modelling and covering paste and Sweet Success dark chocolate silk.
    • Sugar Lace including: SugarVeil, Squires Kitchen flexi-ice instant mix, Claire Bowman’s cake lace, Claire Bowman’s ready made colours metallic and pearlised, Karen’s edible cake lace, Simply Heaven, Sugar Brick Road ready mix, Sugar Brick Road powder mix, Doric sweet lace, Lakeland magic white icing powder for edible lace, Sweet Lace Express and our own home-made sugar lace recipe.

 

 
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    Easy & fun reading. Also informative, and very useful.


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    Posted by on 30th Sep 2016

    I am about to ice the cake of a lifetime, the wedding cake for my only son. Here I have found the answer to all my questions about marzipan, icing, frosting, with an explanation and an evaluation of all the different products. I am delighted with my find.


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    Posted by on 19th Mar 2015

    An excellent booklet even though I have a good knowledge of different types of icings and buttercreams etc


  4. straight forward 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2015

    Easy to read and understand booklet. Compares the products from different suppliers giving a personal opinion on the good and bad points. I would like to see some of the supermarket own label products in the comparison as they are lot cheaper. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but it is useful to have them in one place.


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    Wow really did not imagine that it would be this detailed. Luv it! Will use it as my icing 'bible'


  6. Icing, Fillings, Pastes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2014

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  7. Fantastic! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2014

    It is an excellent refence!


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