Gum paste recipe No 2

Another recipe for Gum Paste, from an old cake decorating book of my grandmothers.

Gum paste recipe No 2


  • 1/4 oz gelatine (one envelope)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 level teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup cornflour


  1. Place first three ingredients on a low heat and stir. When dissolved, add pure icing sugar and cornflour. Knead it like pie dough until smooth. Cover with a damp cloth.


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