What are Squires Kitchen products?
Squires Kitchen have been producing high quality cake decorating and sugarcraft products for over 25 years. The range of products include florist paste, sugar dough, cocoa butter, lustre dusts, leaf gelatine and edible glue to enhance and finish your delicate sugarcraft work.
Florist paste is used for any work that requires the strength of a hard setting paste such as bows, frills and flowers. It is pliable, enabling you to mould it to any shape, yet is very strong and sets hard, which is ideal for any handmade cake decorations. It comes ready coloured or in white, in resealable 100g, 200g or 1kg packs which allow you to save any unused paste for your next project. It can be frozen for up to three months whilst retaining it's stability.
Gluten free, it is sutable for a vegetarian diet.
Cocoa butter is a very versatile product that can be used in many ways in making many different desserts and treats. Melt in the microwave and it can be added to chocolate, mousse etc. When cooled, cocoa butter will re-solidify.
It can also be used for creating hand painted designs onto your cake - mix with cocoa for painting to create a sepia effect, or any other dust colour you require.
It can also be used in cooking for frying - it has a great natural taste, and is a superb vegetarian alternative to gelatine.
Gluten free - it is suitable for a vegetarian diet, but may contain traces of nuts and milk.
Sugar dough is particularly ideal for creating modelled figures and decorations where you require the piece to hold it's shape, dry quickly, but still remain soft enough to eat. If a firmer paste is required, a little gum tragacanth can be added. A softer paste can be created by adding a little white vegetable fat (Trex/vegetable shortening). It can be frozen, so can be used for a variety of different cakes.
It comes only in white that can be coloured using dusts, gel colours, paints and can be airbrushed. Any unused paste can be frozen for up to 3 months ready for your next modelling project.
Other products include lustre dusts for adding a glamorous finish to your project, gum tragacanth and leaf gelatine.