This is a fairly old recipe from a cook book that my Grandmother gave me. It seems to work well, and sets very hard.
Gum paste recipe No 1
- 1 lb 2 oz pure icing sugar
- 2 oz boiling water
- 1 1/2 level teaspoons gelatine
- Thoroughly dissolve gelatine in boiling water then add half the quantity of icing sugar, knead well, add the rest of the icing sugar as required. Colour as needed.