How to make Flowerpaste

There are many brands of flowerpaste available to cake decorators these days, and in our experience they all differ slightly. Some are stickier than others, some dry harder and most are quite expensive! We believe you can save yourself a lot of money by making your own flowerpaste.

Flowerpaste (or gum paste as it is known in America) is what cake decorators use to make a wide range of edible creations for cakes. It is most commonly used for making sugar flowers due to it's ability to be rolled out so thin you can just about see through it, and still work with it!.

You can mix it 50/50 with sugarpaste (USA: fondant) and it produces a nice modelling paste that hardens a little better than sugarpaste alone, this works well for making models and characters.

The original recipe for this came from the internet, where we have seen it in different variations. We have adapted it a little to our own preferences after several trials! And then Lou adapted it further and created a 2nd recipe that can be mixed by hand.