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Gum Paste


1 heaping tablespoon glucose
3 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon Gum-tex™ or tragacanth gum
1 pound sifted confectioners’ (powdered) sugar (approx. 4 cups)


Heat glucose and water until warm. Mix Gum-tex with 1 cup of the sugar and add to glucose mixture. Mix well. Gradually knead in enough sugar until you have used about 3/4 pound.

Gum paste handles better when aged, store in a plastic bag at least overnight, then break off a piece and work in more sugar until pliable but not sticky.


Gum Paste decorations will last indefinitely. Gum Paste can be stored for several months in a plastic bag inside an airtight container.

Additional Information

Keep well-covered at all times.

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