I have recently started using Saracino Paste for some of my modelling work on the site and thought it would be a good idea to review it.
The paste is available in numerous colours and is made in Italy.
Packaging & Weight
- The paste is contained in a plastic bag in a clear tub.
- It can be re-sealed after each use to keep airtight.
- The above tubs are 1Kg in weight.
When you remove the paste from the tub, it is covered in a plastic bag. The paste itself is a solid block, so to remove smaller chunks, I cut into it with a knife. I then re-covered the remaining paste and re-sealed it back into the tub.
How to Use
Once you have a smaller piece, knead and warm it between your hands, this softens the paste allowing it to become pliable. This is where the magic happens.
Unlike regular icing/fondant, the Saracino paste contains cocoa butter which enables it to be shaped and re-shaped until you gain the correct pose/posture or expression that you are looking for.
It doesn't dry out immediately or crack either, so it gives you chance to rework your models if you are unhappy with them, even if you have left them to sit for a while.
- The paste is strong enough to hold its shape.
- It can be rolled extremely thin.
- It's smooth.
- Easy to work with.
- This product can be bought in 250g, 500g and 1kg tubs.
I have used both the large tubs and the smaller packets. I found with the smaller packets, I had to crumble the paste into tiny pieces first before I could work it/knead it into a shape, whereas with the larger tubs, it seemed a little easier to work with.
The Saracino Paste is available in numerous colours, such as red, pink, blue, green, white, violet, yellow, orange etc. The colours I have reviewed are orange, yellow and white.
- After receiving my tubs of paste, I noted that they had a great shelf life.
- The ones I have received have around one-year until expiry.
- These are clearly shown in English on the side of the tub.
- All the Allergens are listed too.
Overall I'm extremely pleased with the quality, feel and results of this modelling paste and would highly recommend it. Note: Saracino issues a free monthly magazine and gives away free tutorials too, so it's worth checking out their website.