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« on: July 23, 2010 05:15:41 AM »

Our neighbours got married this past Weds and asked if I would make them their cake. I've been making quite a few lately and still have another this week.  But I thought I'd share as this is the first time I used, made by me, gum paste roses.  I made the gum paste myself.  I had bought the pre-made just add water stuff and it was aweful to work with.  I had taken a class at the local college last winter so I tried that recipe and it worked so much better.

Gum Paste recipe - no gum trag is used which is great b/c it's hard to find.
6g gelatin
70g cold water
1 tbsp glycerin
500g icing sugar
63g corn starch
.5g cream of tartar

mix gelatin and cold water together and let set up.  Put over double boiler and wait until the liquid is clear (absolutely no grainules).  Remove from heat at glycerin.

In mixing bowl place icing sugar, corn starch and tartar.  Add liquid and mix.    Allow mixer to thoroughly mix, about 3 minutes.

Remove from bowl, grease hands with shortening so it doesn't stick and knead as you would bread.  If too sticky add more sugar, if too dry add tiny amounts of shortening until a nice pliable consistancy.  Because there is corn starch, it will dry out really fast.  So place in plastic wrap and take off small pieces at a time.  This will make a good size ball of dough.  Will keep double wrapped and in air tight container in the fridge for up to 6months.

Anyway, here is the final product.  The bride gave me a hug yesterday when they got home.  So I am pretty proud of this one.

The cake is chocolate sponge with dark chocolate framboise ganache with rolled buttercream and royal icing scroll work.

C&C welcome!

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010 05:40:28 AM »

This is beautiful, I have always wanted to try this but am very intimidated by it I think I may try this recipe. Great job
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 06:07:34 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010 06:50:19 AM »

This is beautiful. Amazing I just love it.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010 06:54:30 AM »

Thanks so much for posting that recipe! I have only played with fondant and have been a bit scared of trying gum paste, but maybe now that I can make my own, I'll give it a try! Would you happen to know the measurements in tsp. tbsp. and Cups?

The cake is gorgeous and sounds delicious!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010 07:02:58 AM »

i just bought a cheap electronic scale so i know this recipe works, if you don't have one these are only approximates, you may have to play with it.

1 1/4 tsp gelatin
1/3 cup cold water
scant 4 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 tsp tartar
1 tbls glycerin

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010 10:10:39 AM »

I love the clean lines of this.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010 11:27:20 PM »

I love cake decorating. I always wonder how they make these pretty flowers that look so real. I would usually make hand made fodont flowers its a lot of work and messy not that this is not a lot of work this is less messy. Its just amazing to watch this video. Thank you so much can't wait to buy some gum paste tools and start doing my own.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010 02:13:15 PM »

Beautiful cake. Thank you for sharing your recipe for the gum paste. I'm bookmarking your post, I might need the recipe. Thank you again.
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