Easy Homemade Gumpaste

Gumpaste is a beautiful pliable dough very similar to fondant.  While fondant stays soft on a cake, gumpaste dries up hard and is better used for cake decorations. With that said it isn’t recommended for covering an entire cake.  The best part about gum paste is that it can be rolled super thin without tearing and can be used to create strong, intricate decorations like sugar flowers, cake toppers and many other fun decorations. I highly recommend this recipe be combined with at least 10% fondant to release some of its stickiness and ease of use. This is an optional step and your own personal preference (cornstarch helps with stickiness as well).  Below you’ll find samples of what I’ve created with my Easy Homemade Gumpaste recipe.


Easy Gumpaste Recipe!



Here are a few  of my favorite Gum Paste Creations.


Sugar Flowers

Number 1 Topper and Sugar Flowers


 There are so many fun edible decorations that can be created with my Easy Gumpaste Dough. Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to share your creations with me on any of my social platforms. If you have any suggestions for future recipes please feel free to contact me. Thank you for stopping by sweet friends. 






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Easy Homemade Gumpaste
This is an Easy Gumpaste Recipe for sugar flowers, cake toppers and Intricate decorations. Flavoring this dough is optional but also possible. Just two drops of your favorite clear flavoring will make this dough super tasty and smell wonderful. This gum paste recipe makes a beautiful white dough you can color it with you favorite gel food colors.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
  1. Place egg whites (or meringue mix) in a large bowl of your favorite mixer. With your paddle attachment break up the egg whites for 30-60 seconds on medium speed.
  2. In the lowest speed of your mixer, start adding your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until all 2.5 lbs have been added. At this point you can also add in your flavoring.
  3. Increase your mixer speed to medium and mix ingredients for 5 minutes until you see soft peaks and it looks shiny, like meringue.
  4. Reduce your speed to low and add your tylose powder all at once.
  5. Mix all ingredients on high speed for 30 seconds. Once it has all thickened turn your bowl out onto a clean surface sprinkled with powder sugar. Knead until dough is no longer sticky.
  6. Coat your dough with a thin layer of shortening and lightly knead. Lightly coat your dough once again and wrap with plastic wrap or place in a plastic zip bag. Place your wrapped dough in a plastic container and store in your refrigerator for up to one month or freeze for up to 6 months.
Recipe Notes

*This dough will keep for up to three months.

*You can add one tea spoon of water or shortening if your dough is too dry

*I suggest combining this dough with a little bit of fondant if your dough is too sticky for your liking

*Corn Starch helps with stickiness too!

*This dough rolls out best on a clean work surface lightly coated in shorting or clean work surface sprinkled with corn starch.

*I typically store half of my dough at room temperature for about 2 weeks. The other half in my refrigerator for 1 month. I use it often and usually don't ever freeze it.

*Leave at room temperature for 30 minutes and knead well with powdered sugar after you take it out of the fridge, it will be a bit moist.

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