Collection: GUM PASTE

Create show-stopping cake decorations and intricate sugar flowers with ease using our high-quality gum paste, perfect for professional bakers and novice decorators alike.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is gum paste and how does it differ from fondant?

    • Gum paste is an edible, malleable sugar dough that's primarily used for making detailed and intricate cake decorations, such as flowers and figures. While both gum paste and fondant are pliable and can be rolled out, gum paste dries much harder and quicker, allowing for finer details and more delicate structures.
  • Is gum paste safe for all customers to consume?

    • Yes, gum paste is edible and made from food-grade ingredients. However, given its hard texture once dried, many people choose not to eat larger pieces and consider them decorative. Always inform your customers about the components, especially if custom ingredients are used.
  • Can I mix gum paste with fondant?

    • Absolutely! Many commercial bakers mix gum paste with fondant to combine the best of both: the pliability of fondant and the quick-setting nature of gum paste. This is especially helpful when you need a decoration that's both malleable and holds its shape.
  • How long can gum paste decorations last?

    • If stored properly in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight, gum paste decorations can last for many months, sometimes even a year or longer. This makes them ideal for creating in advance.
  • Can I color gum paste?

    • Yes, gum paste can be colored using gel-based food coloring. For consistent results, knead the color into the paste until the desired shade is achieved. Start with a small amount, as a little goes a long way.
  • What's the optimal thickness to roll out gum paste for decorations?

    • For most decorations like flowers, rolling gum paste to a thickness of about 1/16-inch or even thinner is ideal. This allows for a delicate, realistic look. However, the thickness might vary depending on the specific design or structural needs.
  • How should I store unused gum paste?

    • Unused gum paste should be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. If you're planning on using it within a few days, it can be kept at room temperature. For longer storage, consider refrigerating it. Always ensure it reaches room temperature before using it again.