Whether it's hard-to-find Renaissance baking supplies, cooking ingredients, or colorful decorations for a theme banquet or fair, you can locate whatever you need at reasonable prices.
Most Renaissance baking supplies are rarely found in local grocery stores, but they can occasionally be found in shops that specialize in cake decorating and gourmet cookery. However, you can always find them sold online at Amazon as indicated below.
The historical ingredients called for in Renaissance baking are Gum Arabic, Gum Tragacanth (a.k.a. Gum Dragon), Gum Paste, Rose Water, and Colored Sugar Crystals.
Purchase Gum Aarabic Powder (Organic) from Amazon.com for your Renaissance baking needs.
Purchase Gum Tragacanth Crystals from Amazon.com for your Renaissance baking needs.
An assortment of cookie cutters and candy molds in classic Renaissance-style shapes can usually be found at local department stores and cake decorating shops.
Cookie cutters are perfect for preparing marchpane (marzipan), sugar paste, leach, gingerbread, marmalet (marmalade), and other sweetmeats for presentation. Just be sure they are sturdily made for pressing through fruit pastes, fondants, and dough.
Popular shapes for sweetmeats in the Medieval and Renaissance Eras were the heart, diamond, club, spade, crescent moon, holy cross, walnut, acorn, egg, and various fruit shapes.
The cut or molded sweetmeats were often colored with natural food dyes or decorated with colored sugars. They were sometimes gilded with edible 23KT gold leaf for serving on formal royal occasions.
Edible 24KT Gold Flakes are used in gilding authentic Renaissance and Medieval-style sweetmeats for serving on special occasions.
The thin metal sheets tend to be flavorless as they are meant to be decorative. They are also very fragile and somewhat fiddly to apply.
Gold and sheets MUST Be Labelled Edible for safe use on foods, so always check for the label before using.
Purchase 24K Edible Gold Foil Flakes from Amazon.com and make your sweetmeats memorable!
Few of us can boast of having a Renaissance banquet hall, but party decorations, background props, and historical costumes can help to lend ambience to your home dining room for the occasion.
For example, a colorful pennant banner and a large Medieval-like tablecloth will display your Renaissance desserts and sweetmeats perfectly.
You can easily purchase all your Renaissance Party Decorations from Amazon.com at affordable prices.