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Which floral paste does everyone use?

I have a potential wedding cake order which will involve making over 100 roses. It will be covering a huge dummy however there will be a real cake slice in there too… the roses on the real cake slice would need to taste nice (at least on the real slice) and they won’t be attached with a wire

I use Squires florist paste(because it tastes nice) but i find the flowers i’ve made tend to break so easily once dried, the petals just fall.

I saw someone on my news feed from fb trying out a new florist paste recommended by another fellow cake decorator and their roses looked stunning and almost slightly translucent and i can’t for the life of me figure out who it was(probably someone on here)

What does everyone use? and what would you recommend?

Many thanks

Tags: roses flowerpaste floristpaste gumpaste

Nuria Moragrega, https://www.facebook.com/cakemistress.co.uk

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Elli Warren ...

Hi Nuria! I always use squires also, I love it and have never really had a problem with it. I get some breakage but I guess that is normal! I have recently bought some florist paste called Premium or platinum florist paste? I haven’t tried it yet but I think a lot of the really good flower makers use it and it is meant to be very good! Try google it, if you have trouble finding it let me know and I will get you the proper name and make, (sorry haven’t got it to hand at the mo) I hope this helps! :-) x

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress ...

oooo it’s diamond platinum flower paste!? i’ve just purchased that and beau flower paste, They all cost the same which is great!!

lets see how it goes :D

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

Hi, Nuria,

I found the following write-up on the internet: Hope this helps

Greg Cleary\‘s Premium Flower Paste – WHITE 200g
Price: $11.95 Quantity:
Greg Cleary’s Premium white modelling paste is the choice of many professional and amateur sugarcrafters Australia Wide. We are now proud to bring you this product in a convenient 200g pouch.

This Premium modelling paste can be coloured using liquid, gel, paste colors .Suitable to airbrush. The more your work this product in clean hands, the whiter the paste becomes.

Rolls thin every time, dries hard to product life like sugar modelling of all genre’s

Greg Cleary has been in the sugarcrafting industy for 30 years, as one of the leaders in Sugar Floristy in Australia you can trust you are using the best paste for our climate and conditions.

Proudly bought to you by Cakes Around Town in conjunction with Greg Cleary.

Elli Warren ...

Thats the one Nuria!! Lol Please let us know how you get on with it! Im sure they are going to be beautiful!! :-) x

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress ...

haha lets see!

@ Fun Fiesta Cakes I can’t any of the Premium Flower Paste sold in the UK, they all seem to be in $$ =/ i’ll have another look

Judy ...

I tried Sainsbury’s own brand and was surprised to find it is amazing! I now buy instead of Squires.

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress ...

No way? Ok that’s interesting and will be on my list x

Judy ...

I’ll be interested to see what you think. If a lot of the roses will be on a dummy and not eaten, couple you use cold porcelain? So much more durable.

Steph @ PartyAnimalOnline ...

My favourite for flowers is Squires but it can be pricey, a cheaper alternative is Renshaws modelling paste, fabulous quality for the price. x

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Ive tried renshaws with great results and no breakages, its very good value for money too!

Elena ...

Hi nuria!!!I use the Loredana aztei gum paste,it’s fantastic!!!!!
the flowers when I lie down thin and does not break even when it dries .try it!!

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress ...

right thanks for the other suggestions ladies, Judy, Steph, Christine and Elena

I’ve so far bought beau floral paste/ squires/ platinum

renshaws (is dirt cheap!) i am purchasing that now! lol and i can’t for the life of me find Loredana aztei gum paste so maybe it’s not sold here? though she’s an artist right? i’ve just seen her work pretty incredible!

I’m also gona try out Nicholas Lodges’s recipe as i’m doing his sugar flowers class on craftsy(god loveeeeee craftsy)

I’ll post a pic of all the different types ! :D

HAPPY MONDAY !