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Secrets To Colouring Gum Paste
Cake Decorating

How To Colour Gum Paste On A Budget Like An Expert

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend a lot of money to colour your Gum Paste when you start making sugar flowers and still get amazing results? I know the feeling… Whenever you start something new you always feel that it’s going to cost you a fortune and I have no doubt

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Homemade gum Paste Recipe
Cake Decorating

Simple Homemade Gum Paste Recipe for Sugar Flower Making

What if you could cut back on your expenses by making your own Gum Paste – read on and find out how it’s done. I know it’s easy to shop online or go to your local cake supplier to buy ready-made Gum Paste but it is expensive and I have not been satisfied with the

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Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe
Cake Recipes

My Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe that Really Works

This rich fruit Christmas cake recipe will produce a moist cake that everyone will love. Once you have perfected the art of making this cake, I don’t think you will use any other recipe for your Christmas cakes. The fruit used in a traditional English fruit cake are sultanas, raisins, currants, glace cherries and small

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Sieve Icing Sugar for Fondant
Cake Decorating

The Easiest Rolled Fondant Icing Recipe

There are many uses for rolled fondant as well as using it to cover a cake. For example, you can use it to make simple flower designs for cupcakes, make cut-out designs, models, bows and drapes for your cake. Unlike decorations made with gum paste, they are all edible. Fondant plus gum is possible but

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Poppy Field
Cake Decorating

5 Reasons To Make Sugar Gum Paste Flowers

The delicate sugar flowers that decorate many of today’s celebration cakes are called gum paste flowers because they are made from confectioner’s/powdered sugar that has been mixed with several ingredients including edible gum. It is made into a paste that has an elastic quality, which can be rolled very thinly then shaped easily by hand

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Gum Tree
Cake Decorating

Should I use Gum Tragacanth, CMC Tylose or GumTex?

There are three gums available for making sugar gum paste. Two are natural gum products and the other is a chemical substitute. Natural Gums Gum Tragacanth – is a natural gum made from the dried sap of a plant found in the Middle East. It has no taste but it does have a slight smell

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