Glossary Term:Gum Paste

Gum paste flowers
Gum paste flowers
A sugar-based dough often molded to make edible decorations, especially botanically-correct flowers.

Also known as pastillage [pronounced ‘PAHS-tee-AHJ’] or sugar paste, gum paste is a sugar-based dough that dries to a very hard and rigid texture.

Gum paste is often molded to make edible decorations, especially botanically correct flowers.

Synonyms:
Pastillage, Sugar Paste
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