How to Make Gum Paste from Scratch

If you are just a budding home baker looking to branch out of your comfort zone and enter the wonderful world of cake decorating, one of the very first things you will need to figure out is how to use gum paste to decorate your cake. Gum paste is one of the very basic forms […]

How to Make Gumpaste for Vegans

Gelatin, which is a common ingredient in making fondant, is a processed collagen that comes from various animal by-products. So if you are a vegan or a vegetarian looking for a sugar paste recipe that will suit your lifestyle, you can substitute agar-agar for the gelatin. Agar-agar is a good vegetable counterpart for gelatin. You […]

Useful Gumpaste Tips

What makes gumpaste different from other pastes is the addition of a special ingredient – a gum – to add strength and flexibility to it, so that it can be rolled out much thinner than your average fondant, resulting into a more realistic cake decor. This important ingredient makes the gumpaste stretchable and elastic, just […]

Troubleshoot Gumpaste

Working with gumpaste to create beautiful cake decorations is not the easiest of tasks. In fact, it takes a fair amount of work to produce great results. Can you count the number of times you have wasted money by throwing out gumpaste that’s too hard or too dry? Well, now you can stop wasting your […]

A Quick Guide to Commercial Gumpaste

There are times in a cake decorator’s life when things get too busy, like when there’s a looming deadline for a huge volume of cake orders. When this happens, there is no time at all to make gumpaste from scratch, and buying commercial gumpaste will simply have to do. Nothing wrong with that, of course. […]