Gum Paste Help Please!

Baking By dancingleigha Updated 25 May 2010 , 10:32am by sabriana

dancingleigha Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:48pm
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I am trying to make gum paste roses for a cake sunday and I am having issues! I made my gum paste and after I color it it just crumbles. Advice please! Anyone have a recipe I can use? Am I needing it too much? Is it my recipe? What? Thank you!

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carmijok Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:58pm
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I've never made gum paste. I just buy the pre-made Wilton gum paste and it works great. Use Crisco when working with it.

sabriana Posted 21 May 2010 , 9:00pm
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First, take a DEEP breath... it WILL be ok.

Now, tell us what your recipe is...

My favourite recipe is below... I love it and the lemon juice covers up the icky smell of Gum Trag.

1 tablespoon Gum-tex, tragacanth gum or Magic Gum
1 heaping tablespoon glucose
3 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pound powdered sugar

Now, I can start to use this right away - but the instructions say to let it rest overnight.


KHalstead Posted 21 May 2010 , 9:05pm
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I would just run to a craft store and get some wilton gumpaste! Those roses need time to dry in stages, it's crunch time!

dancingleigha Posted 21 May 2010 , 9:16pm
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This is the recipe I used i got it off here. Am I having issues because it doesnt have gum in it?

1 Lb Powdered Sugar
1 Packet Knox Gelatin
2 TBS of Lemon juice
3 TBS of Water
1 Tsp of Glucose

dalis4joe Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:02am
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Nicholas Lodge's recipe is the best.... u can find it in Edna's website...

KHalstead Posted 22 May 2010 , 12:36pm
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that looks more like a fondant recipe!

dancingleigha Posted 24 May 2010 , 12:18am
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thank you sabriana! I used your recipe and it was much better! I got 30 roses made!

sabriana Posted 24 May 2010 , 8:05pm
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you made my day girl!

dancingleigha Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:24pm
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well you made my day! I will post pics of the cake

dancingleigha Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:41pm
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here is the cake

dancingleigha Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:42pm
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top tier

dancingleigha Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:42pm
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and the bottom

sabriana Posted 25 May 2010 , 10:32am
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Those roses are gorgeous!!! Well done. Cake is pretty too - but those roses put Mother Nature to shame!

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