Saturday, 7 April 2012

Squires Kitchen Sugar Dough Review

We were sent two of these 200g silver foiled sachets in green and white.  I found it a little tricky to get it out of the sachet but once out it was very easy to mould and shape.  It dries quickly in the air but is still soft when you eat it.  The sugar dough tastes sweet and would make a pleasant addition to your cake-decorating arsenal!

You can roll it out and use cookie cutters to make shapes, perfect as fabulous toppers for cakes.  Priced at £4.25 each and available to buy from their website, I think it is a worthwhile purchase as it is fun to get children involved in the kitchen.  They can easily get to grips with these, the only thing is they thought it was so tasty they kept trying to eat our supplies which limited how much I actually had for modelling in the end!  Without young children at hand am sure you could make some fairly inspiring edible creations with lots of intricate detailing.  But I was proud of eldest with his lump of white sugar dough polar bear; least he was enjoying the process!

With a wide range of 13 different colours, it is nice not to have to use white and keep bringing out the food colouring.  Although we did try making some blue ourselves but our dyed Smurf like hands were not very fetching!  I think its best just to get the whole range of Squires Kitchen colours.  They even have tools available to buy to help your skills in sugar dough creation, perhaps kitted out with them I could have had some hope of creating the impressive models on the front of the packet.  I wish we had pictures like that to show you! 

Unfortunately the dinosaur I tried to make looked more like Slimer from Ghostbusters.

A cookie cutter ghost (and those famous blue fingers!)

 An out of season snowman

You can read more about the products available here