How can I get a real white gumpaste, rather than the natural dough color? I need to make white daisies!!
Hmmmmmm.... Natural gums (like tragacanth) tend to be a little gray, but most CMC-based gumpastes that I have seen/used are pretty white. If you need whiter, you can dust with white petal dust, knead in white-white gel color (by Wilton or Americolor or others), or knead in food grade water-soluble titanium dioxide. Or all of the above.
Thanks, I gues i'll try the petal dust because I've already made many daisies. I'm starting to think they will dry a bit whiter as the tips seems to lighten when drying. Here's hoping!
I made the Nicholas Lodge gumpaste (recipe on his website ) which uses Tylose ( CMC) powder and it is very white. Hope that helps for future.