This Gum Paste recipe is the one given by my teacher in the Cake Decoration Course Level 1, that I am taken in UWI (University of the West Indies) Open Campus in Trinidad.
I has done this gum paste a couple times an the result is very good. And the best thing is that you may find all the ingredients right in your kitchen or just in the super market without any need to go to an Cake Decorating Shop.
4 tbs. water – measured
1 tbs. gelatin
1 level tbs. of shortening
1-1/2 tbs. corn syrup.
1 lb. icing sugar + 1 pot spoon
|Some of the Ingredients used|
1. Set stove on medium to low heat.
2. Using a double boiler, add water and sprinkler the gelatin and dissolve completely, using a wooden spoon. Then add the shortening and the corn syrup. Keep stirring until mixture melt.
|All ingredients dissolved|
3. Gradually add the icing sugar, until it rich the consistency of a paste, and you can make easily a ball and nothing stick in your hand, the mixture most be soft, smooth and easy to work with, like “play doh”.
|Adding Sugar little by little|
|More sugar and more sugar|
|…And more sugar|
|This is how the mix look … you may have to put it on the counter to work it|
|Almost ready, just one more step|
5. Next day the mix is ready to be colored as needed.
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