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Modelling Flower or Sugar Paste

Modelling Flower or Sugar Paste

Flowerpaste Modelling Paste Sugarpaste
more firm Softer, easier to manipulate Very very soft
limited working time longer working time longest working time
sets hard and holds shapes well never hardens fully remains soft for a long time and suface skins over but remains soft underneath for a long time so will hold only crude shaping
shrinks a little (more noticeble with moulds) maintains size maintains size
too tough to eat when fully dried better eating qualities good eating qualities
keep made items permanently in right conditons made items must be eaten and have a shorter shelf life must be eaten relatively quickly
more expensive cheaper cheapest
lighter finished product – a little goes a long way heavier finished products – more paste is used heaviest
Can be rolled and worked much more finely Can be worked more finely than sugarpaste but not as much as flowerpaste limited modelling application primary use is for covering cakes
Greater detail and more realistic flowers/items can be made Heavier and more coarse looking flowers/items but still better than sugarpaste minor modelling work e.g. pulled flowers, one piece models/flowers etc.