Gumpaste

gumpaste

Hei you all, hope you all are doing well.

If you love to make pretty sugar flowers for your cakes, you can buy ready-made gumpaste.

But you can also make it yourself, it is super easy and so much cheaper.

Here is how you do it:

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Gumpaste

  • 4 1/2 oz. (125 g) fresh or pasteurized egg whites
  • 5 3/4 cups (725 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 oz. (30 g) tylose powder
  • vegetable shortening
  • food coloring gel (optional)

Place the egg whites in a stand mixer bowl, fitted with the flat paddle or scraper paddle attachment.
Turn the mixer on high speed for 10 seconds to break up the egg whites.

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Turn the mixer to the lowest speed; slowly add the 725 g of powdered sugar to make a soft consistency royal icing.

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Turn up the speed to setting 3 or 4 for about two minutes. Make sure the mixture is at the soft-peak stage. It should look shiny, like meringue, and the peaks should fall over.

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If coloring the entire batch, add the paste, gel or liquid color at this stage, making it a shade darker than desired.

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Turn the mixer to the slow setting and sprinkle in the tylose powder.

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Turn the speed up to the high setting for a few seconds. This will thicken the mixture.

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Scrape the mixture out of the bowl onto a work surface that has been sprinkled with some powdered sugar. Place shortening on your hands and knead the paste,
adding enough powdered sugar to form a soft but not sticky dough.

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Mature the gumpaste for 24 hours if possible before use, keeping in a cool environment.

• When you are ready to use the paste, cut off a small amount and knead in a little vegetable shortening into the paste.
• When not in use, the paste will need to be stored in the refrigerator. Before use, remove
from refrigerator and allow the paste to come to room temperature. Knead a small amount of shortening into the paste.

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Comments

6 Comments on Gumpaste

  1. Mona Borgersen
    2016/03/14 at 16:50 (3 months ago)

    Hi Manuela. Can you translate tylose powder into norwegian for me?
    Mona

    Reply
  2. Mona Borgersen
    2016/03/20 at 10:50 (3 months ago)

    Takk skal du ha Manuela.

    Reply
    • Manuela
      2016/03/21 at 07:26 (3 months ago)

      Bare hyggelig Mona

      Reply
  3. sampreet
    2016/03/30 at 23:22 (3 months ago)

    Hi!! I wanted 2 tell u dat I’m completely vegan…so pls post a pure vegan gumpaste receipe

    Reply
    • Team Passion4Baking
      2016/03/31 at 09:16 (3 months ago)

      Hi Sampreet, there is no vegan recipe for gumpaste on the blog so far. :)
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

      Reply

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