Gum paste, sometimes called flower paste is an essential in every cake decorator’s kit. Gum paste provides a certain elasticity which means it can be rolled very thin and it holds its shape, so it’s perfect for creating bows, frills and delicate sugar flowers!
Gum paste differs from sugar paste as sugar paste is softer, more flexible and best used for covering cakes. Gum paste, or sometimes called flower paste has the consistency of a thick-set, stretchy gum, which holds its shape once dried. It’s often used to make fine sugar flowers as it can be rolled very thin due to its elasticity. If you want to experiment, why not buy our uncoloured gum paste and colour it yourself with our PME Concentrated Paste Colours!