Friday, 23 October 2015

Renshaw Hamper Review & Giveaway


I am so excited about this giveaway as it's for some really awesome products that I've really enjoyed trying out. I'm assuming most people have heard of Renshaw already, but if not... they are the leading British manufacturer of cake decorating products like frosting, ready to roll icing and marzipan. They have been going for over 100 years and have a royal warrant which means they supply products to the Queen and royal family. Essentially, they are icing pros and produce quality products!


I was sent 12 different Renshaw products to both try out and also give away (don't worry you get new ones not my leftovers!)



I gave the Decor-Pan coloured marzipan a try when I made Raspberry Mille Feuille. It was really easy to use, the colour was so pretty, and it tasted delicious! I think this product would be fantastic for making a fun coloured battenberg, and it's a great way to make marzipan the star of the show, rather than being hidden under fondant.






For the candy melts I made some cake truffles, which are a big favourite of mine. (I'll be sharing the full recipe next week!) I melted the white Colour Melts quickly in the microwave in the tub they came in, and I also dipped the truffles straight into the tub - saved on washing up! The truffles were a bright white colour, and I dipped them twice to get a nice thick coating.


For for the ready to roll icing I had a go at decorating some cupcakes. I am by no means an expert at using this type of icing! But I found it to be a fun experience, a chance to be creative, and it was also really easy to use. I like that you get a small selection of colours in each pack as it is a good way to try it out if you are new to this type of cake decorating.


I haven't had a chance to use the royal icing yet or the flower modelling paste, but when I do I'll definitely blog about it to let you know my experience and opinion!

The products in the giveaway are:
Pack each of coloured marzipan (green, blue, pink, black)
*Please note the wooden hamper pictured above is not included



You can also watch my YouTube video where I go through each product and tell you a bit more about them. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel as there will be more videos coming soon!

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NB. The products were sent to me to review, all opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write a positive review.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely review- I've started looking into doing some cake decoration-y bits soon, as my boy turns 1 and I want to be the one to make him his first birthday cake! I can bake ok, but decorating isn't really something I've ever done much of.... better start practicing I guess!
    Thanks for this post :) perfect timing

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    1. Thanks Rhi! The Renshaw ready to roll is really easy to work with so as a beginner myself I do recommend it if you're just starting out. Let me know how you son's cake goes!

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  2. great review, thank you, some great ideas!

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Glad you found it helpful.

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  3. Thanks! His birthday isn't until December so I've got a few weeks to work out what I'm doing (?)! :)

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  4. Really enjoyed reading this blog post.
    I would love to win this amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance x

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  5. Good review. We've had Renshaw products in the past and they are 1st class in the main

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  6. renshaw products are the best I have used, keep up the good work

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