Friday 27th March 2020
Creating and making sugar decorations is the perfect activity to fill the time right now. Whether you want to hone your skills, create decorations in advance or simply practice mindfulness, we all should make good use of the time and create something positive whilst distracting ourselves for a short while from current circumstances.
We’ve pulled together key information you need to know on the best way to store any decorations you have created and would like to keep.
Generally, all the paste in the Renshaw Modelling Paste Range can be stored with the following guidelines. It is good practice to follow and will ensure you get the best from your creations.
Decorations made with clean, hygienic practice and stored following these instructions can be stored for long periods of time. generally we recommend up to 6 weeks, or before the best before date. This is to ensure the integrity of the modelling paste remains in the best possible condition for consumption. However, common sense should always prevail, and you should check yourself before adding to a cake for consumption.
Decorations made for decoration (not consumed) can be kept indefinitely if kept in the right condition – after all sugar is a preservative. The two biggest enemies are light and moisture, so keep them out of direct sunlight, and use a Cake Decorator’s Glaze if you can, to add a protective barrier to any moisture in the atmosphere.
The oldest models we have at Renshaw Head Office are 28 years old, handcrafted by the amazing talent Stephen Benison in 1992 with Renmarz. They look as fresh as the day they were made, all because they have been stored in the right way.
Sometimes people struggle to get the decorations to dry and remain dry due to having a humid home/work environment. Other cake decorators that have found themselves in these conditions have a few tricks up their sleeves to combat this. These include:
Give these suggestions a go and see what works for you.
Keep sending in pictures of your makes and bakes on socials at @renshawbaking – it brightens our day to see all your creations!