so is gum paste edible or not? i can't get a straight ans on this
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.