Gum Paste Recipe.

Wondering if making gum paste recipe is easier than it looks? Read the article and understand how simple it is to prepare homemade gum paste recipe at home.

What is gum paste? It’s a sugary dough which has one special ingredient mixed in, gum tragacanth. This important ingredient constructs the stretchy, elastic, and flexible paste which resembles a gum. You can roll the gum paste into different shapes, sizes, and dimensions. It can be as thick or as thin as you like to prepare real-life replicas of petals and flowers. Another plus point of gum paste is that it hardens really quickly and can be stored for longer period of time. These simple gum paste recipes are basically used to decorate cakes and give them unique appearances. Read more on cake decorating ideas for girls.

Homemade Gum Paste Recipe

Why spend extra money in store-bought gum paste recipes? Make gorgeous, sugary gum paste from the comforts of your home and take all the credit for yourself! Here are few of the best gum paste recipes you’d like to try the next time you’re decorating a cake. Read more on cake decorating ideas.

Gum Paste Recipe with Gum Tragacanth


  • 1 large egg white
  • Two ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 2 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 2 teaspoon glucose
  • 3 teaspoon shortening
  • 3 teaspoon gum tragacanth
  • 5 teaspoon cold water


In an electric blender, mix in corn flour and confectioner’s sugar. Blend it properly and slowly add the gum tragacanth in it. Take a bowl and place it on top of a pan with boiling water. On top of the double boiler, add water and gelatin, and allow the mixture to turn soft for about 4-5 minutes. Keep the double boiler simmering, add glucose and shortening in the gelatin mix. Stir everything properly till the shortening has melted properly. Now bring the gelatin mix and egg white to pour in the confectioner’s sugar mixture. Blend the ingredients on low speed till you get them combined properly. Turn the speed to high for about 10 minutes or till you get a stringy dough mix. Keep the paste in refrigerator for about 24 hours to let it rest. The next day, bring the paste out and let it return to room temperature. Take some shortening in your finger tips and knead the dough once again.

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