vegan baker

May 7, 2008, 2:18 pm
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This is my first gum paste flower.


Gum paste is a mix of one of several food gums (all totally vegan and all natural) and confectioner’s sugar. The commercial stuff has corn solids and other additives, but it can be quite a simple food. Its composition is moot, however, because no one willingly eats gum paste. It hardens to rock and tastes like bad. Remember trying your hardest to eat the flowers on a fancy cake as a child, and they were too gross even for your 8-year-old sugar-junkie palate? Gum paste.

This was easy to make with the Wilton kit, and I’m sure I’ll go through all the lessons. It’s a long way from the flowers I’ve seen that fool you into thinking they’re real, but I am quite happy with the start.


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pretty pretty princess flower.

Comment by MC Kai

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