Candy themed parties are always a big hit. So I have made a little tutorial on how you very easy can make some sweet gum paste candy.
Use the gum paste candy on cakes, cupcakes and brownies. You can change the shape of the candy to round or oblong if you like that shape better.
This is what I use:
Gel paste food colors
Corn starch (to prevent the gum paste from sticking to your hands)
Non-stick rolling pin
Small pieces of kitchen paper
Before you start:
Color your gum paste with the gel paste food colors.
Take a piece of gum paste and roll it into a ball without any cracks. Shape it with your fingers into a square with “soft” edges. Next make a hole with the frilling tool in each of the short sides. Remember to make it a bit bigger for the “wrapping paper”. Set a side and let it dry slightly.
Roll out some gum paste very thinly and cut a small strip. Make two small ruffles and cut it off like shown on the photo.
Make the “wrapping” ruffle a little pointy in one end. Add a little glue in the holes and attache the “wrapping” ruffle.
Use pieces of kitchen paper as support until the tylo glue is all dry. Let your gum paste candy dry over night.
When the gum paste candy is all dry use it to adorn your baked cakes to make them even more sweeter.
but what kind of gum paste will be best??
YOU USED GUM PASTE IS THIS HALF FLOWER PASTE HALF SUGARPASTE (PASTE) THANKS
You can use either just gum paste or half flower/sugarpaste. Both works great.
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Thank you. I have left her a comment + link to the real tutorial. I hope that she will do what I have asked her to do.
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Thanks! love it!
Pasturized egg whites.
Cute! You make it look so easy too.
Yes! Thank you so much for sharing.
sweet … 😀 another great tutorial
Maria - Greece
pretty! thanks for the tutorial.
Hi Louise. I’m new to gum paste and fondant and I have tried many gum paste recipes but not of them turn out very good. Most of them are not pliable and also develop cracks. Can you tell me the gum paste and fondant recipes that you use?
I use a store bought fondant for covering cakes ect. and make my gum paste by adding 1-2 tsp of Tylo powder, 1 tbsp of egg white & a little white vegetable fat (Crisco) to about 500 grams of fondant.
Id like to know if these are edible as well and can you use fondant only?
You can eat them and you can also use fondant only. You may need to let them dry a little bit longer.
Hi! Louis: The are really cute, do you have the tutorial for peonies yet????
No, not yet…. sorry.
Really like these and how cute they would be at Xmas! Thanks for sharing!
super nice… thanks louise
Thank you!!! May God bless you for all the things you teach us…
So cute ,very realistic 🙂
Thank you so much Louise! They are so cute!!
Lovely candy, Louise! Please, can do you post a gum paste recipe?
Its edible? Thanks!
Yes, you can eat the candy. I will try and add the gum paste recipe soon.
How cute and easy to make. Thank you!!
Sweet Scarlet Designs
So very cute
can you actually eat these candies?
Cute as can be Louise!!!
Adorable,thanks for sharing 🙂
cool and easy, thanks for this and many hints
Cute! and you could actually put a piece an almond or macadamia inside and make them oval and round…
You could do that, yes. But if you do so, you must remember to inform about the nuts.
Super cute Louise! They look perfect!