Gum Paste Sculpture



  • 4 cups Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tablespoon Gum Tragacanth
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Glucose
  • 1 Packet Knox Gelatin
  • 4 Tablespoons Warm Water

Procedure :

  1. Pour the water  in a large bowl and add gelatin slowly. Stir until gelatin is dissolved in the water.
  2. Stir in glucose slowly. You may need to microwave 20-30 seconds or heat on the stove with a double-boiler to get glucose to melt.
  3. Add 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (also known as powdered suger) and gum tragacanth.
  4. Mix well. I use a mixer with dough hook.
  5. You’ll end up with a soft, sticky dough. Store dough in a well-sealed plastic bag at room temperature overnight (if possible) for it to set.
  6. Knead in the remaining 1 cup of powdered sugar and it will become soft and pliable – no longer sticky. Add more powdered sugar if it continues to feel sticky.


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