Is your flowerpaste vegetarian?
No, it contains egg white (as do all flowerpastes), and our regular flowerpaste also contains gelatine, but we do offer a gelatine free version. However we recommend the gelatine version for superior performance and taste qualities.
Can I store the flowerpaste with my other branded flowerpaste?
Yes, our paste can be stored at ambient room temperature (max 70°) but avoid temperature fluctuations. Once open always store in the fridge (double-wrapped with clingfilm and in a sealed container) which will help prolong its working life considerably
What is the Shelf Life of your paste?
Shelf life is approx 12 months from production. We spent a great deal of time working on this from feedback from customers who loved the product but wanted a longer shelf life.
Are your colours the same as other brands?
No, our colours are our own interpretation so cannot be assumed to be the same shades or descriptions as other branded flowerpastes.
Are there E numbers in your colours?
Yes, each pack lists the relevant ones, only the white has no added colour. The following are used in some colours, and may have an adverse affect on activity and attention in children,
- Sunset Yellow FCF E110
- Quinoline Yellow E104
- Carmoisine E122
- Allura Red E129
- Tartrazine E102
- Ponceau 4R E124
Where you have specific concerns what we do for our cake customers is either to use white and airbrush the required colour (thereby using a minimal amount of colouring) or we use a white layer underneath and the colour on top (using the same amount of paste in total), again this reduces the amount of the coloured paste used. Or failing that just use white.
Is flowerpaste the same as modelling paste?
No, flowerpaste has a shorter working time and is more difficult for beginners to use effectively and efficiently, but produces a more fine flower and realistic end item. It is the paste to use for wired sugar flowers and items that require more strength (can be rolled out much more thinly, and worked more finely than modelling paste.)
Is it better to use flowerpaste or modelling paste?
I hear that you do a bespoke colour to order, is that true?
Why is flowerpaste so much more expensive than icing?
What are batch variances?
How long do sugar flowers or items last, can I make them in advance?
How much paste do I need?
What is the complete list of colours that you offer?
- White or Natural White (same thing)
- Super White
- Amber Gold
- Lemon Yellow
- Lime Yellow
- Light Green
- Gooseberry Green
- Moss Green
- Grass Green
- Midnight Green
- Baby Pink
- Pink Blush
- Shocking Pink
- Fuschia Pink
- Dusky Pink
- Ruby Red
- Midnight Red
- Lavender Mist
- Deep Purple
- Eucalyptus Blue
- Baby Blue
- Sky Blue
- Royal Blue
- Navy Blue
- Light Brown/Tan