This dries very fast and very hard. Keep smaller pieces in ziplock bags to keep it workable. If it does start to harden just pop it in the microwave for 4-5 seconds.

Gelatin Icing


  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 sachet gelatin powder
  • 2 tsp liquid glucose (I used light corn syrup)
  • 4 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1-4 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. 1. Place water in small heat-proof bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and leave it to soak for about 2 minutes.
  2. 2. Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
  3. 3. Put some water into a saucepan and stand the bowl of water/gelatin into this saucepan. Heat gently until gelatin dissolves.
  4. 4. Remove water/gelatin mixture from heat and pour the glucose (or corn syrup) in and stire together. Let sit for about 1 minute.
  5. 5. Pour the gelatin mixture into the center of the icing sugar. Use a knife to stir it in. When it has bound together, knead it like bread dough adding cornstarch as needed.


lovey-dovey Says... 2009-09-24 15:58:31

This sounds interesting, but what are it's uses?

Midnight_Crafter Says... 2010-05-01 23:40:58

Would this work in molds, since you say it dries quickly and hard?

MaryS Says... 2011-11-13 23:05:39

Interesting. What would you use this for?

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