Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gumpaste recipe

As Salam & Hi to everyone.....
In my previous post I've promised to share the gumpaste recipe & here it is....
before that I sourced the recipe from here ... Thanks to Kak Min from Baking Project...

Ingredients
500 g icing sugar
1 tablespoon gum tragacanth
1 1/2 tablespoon cold water
2 teaspoon powdered gelatine
2 teaspoon liquid glucose
1 tablespoon shortening
1 egg white
Method :
Mix the icing sugar with the gum trag, and sieve. Put in a heavy duty mixer bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatine over the water, and wait until it becomes spongy. Then double boil until it turns into liquid again. Add the glucose, stir until it turns liquid too, then add in the shortening . Continue stirring until all are melted.
Remove from heat. Pour into the icing sugar, and mix in the egg white. Beat until the paste becomes white and elastic. Remove the gumpaste, put in an airtight container and let it rest for at least 12 hours before using.
Have been using this recipe since last year.....
  
Sometimes when I'm so lazy I will opted to another version of gumpaste or modelling paste which is I'll mix the fondant with the CMC powder or Gum Tragacanth...simple & easy but the drying process takes time and if there's raining season the flowers made of this simple gumpaste tends to wilt eventhough the previous day the flowers already dried....
But the above recipe is worth to try because no matter the weather is , Insyaallah your flowers will not wilted at all(based on my experience)......

Rose that I did using the above recipe & it completely dried within 24 hrs....inspired by Peggy Porshen's style...but my rose still far from perfect as her , need more practice...

The size of  petal rose cutter that I've been using is 3.5cm & 4.5 cm....

This is how I shape & dry the petals.....by the way you can view the step by step to make Peggy Porshen's style roses in her 2nd book ,  Romantic Cakes ....
Or you can simply view the tutorial from Cake Journal ....  
Ok till then.....

3 comments:

Min Bakingproject said...

sama-sama Nuyui.. happy baking :)

Cake2u said...

Thanks Kak Min....he..he..malu saya sifu tersohor datang melawat...

-MAMA JUNE- said...

nuyui.....tq...hang mmg kretip la....luv u...ha3