Sugarpaste: Here's everything you need to know about it by Chef Gauri Varma.
It's that time of the year when cake becomes one of the essential things. New year celebrations are incomplete without cakes, and who doesn’t love a good icing on the cake. Sugar paste is one form of icing which goes perfectly with any cake. Sugar paste is made from sucrose, glucose and is a sweet edible sugar dough. It is either referred to as sugar gum or gum paste. So, want to know more about sugarpaste? Chef Gauri Varma, Owner and Founder at Confect and G’s Patisserie, explains everything about it.
When we look at icing, sugar paste and fondant icing look very similar. This is because both are used for decorating purposes; yet, sugar paste differs from fondant icing. Initially, sugar paste is soft and flexible, but unlike fondant, it completely hardens and retains when dried, making it perfect for creating solid, intricate decorations.
Sugarpaste, in reality, gives a smooth, polished finish on top, which makes the cakes, cupcakes, and cookies look perfect, which makes it the best choice for covering and decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. It also looks excellent if any photography is done. Sugarpaste is usually used for cutters and molds. Sugarpaste is also the perfect icing for the cake toppers to decorate and look beautiful and edible.
There is a varied range of fondants, each used for different work in the bakery.