Gumpaste

Decorating By alleykat1 Updated 6 Mar 2011 , 7:40am by platinumlady

alleykat1 Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 6:53am
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so is gum paste edible or not? i can't get a straight ans on this

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platinumlady Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:40am
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This is what I found on a website...It seems like everywhere I look the answer is the same...this one just explains in more detail

Gum paste is really a pliable "sugar dough", mixed with gums, which makes it easy to shape like modeling clay. Because of its sugar content, dries hard with the texture and crispness of a Necco wafer, and can be very brittle. It can be tinted, painted on or dusted with decorating dusts. It is considered "technically" edible, but it is not palatable, especially because it's bland and doesn't taste very good.

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