Gumpaste Recipe Question

Decorating By Danielle1218 Updated 3 Aug 2008 , 2:23pm by lorrieg

Danielle1218 Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 3:37am
post #1 of 3

On the home page to CC, I see there is a recipe for gumpaste by clomo. In the recipe it calls for "pure icing sugar". Is that the same as confectioners sugar???

Can anyone help??

2 replies
kakeladi Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 5:11am
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In her post she states the recipe comes from a very old book so in today's language, yes it would be confectioner's sugar (aka: powdered sugar).
If the recipe came from someplace like England then it would mean confectioner's sugar that did not contain any cornstarch. I don't know of any brands here in the states that does not add cornstarch to prevent caking/clumping.

lorrieg Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 2:23pm
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I live in Canada and all of our icing sugar has some cornstarch in it. I was recently in NY and bought some Dominos 10X at a grocery store to try. I don't really see any difference.

With gumpaste you use cornstarch when rolling it so I doubt it would make any difference.

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