Gum Paste Flowers Tulips, Pansies, Cherry Blossoms and Dogwood Diane Gibbs, Instructor Class Supply List Gum Paste (commercially purchased or recipe below) Tulip, Pansy, Dogwood and small 5-petal blossom cutters Egg-shaped clear plastic candy molds (approx. 4”) Silicone veiners (optional) Gum paste modeling tools (Includes ball tool) Bring any tools that you like to use with your gum paste Small rolling pin Foam Pad for rolling and shaping flowers Non-stick board for rolling gum paste Wire -#20, #22 and #24 gauge, cloth-covered (straight pieces not a roll of wire) Green and brown floral tape Paste Food coloring – black and red Artificial Stamens – small yellow Gum glue – water or egg white will do Fine Artist brush plus have a several clean, dry, soft brushes to use for dusting colors. Block of Styrofoam – at least 2” thick – used for drying flowers Waxed paper Plastic Flower Formers Small wire cutters and Small needle nose pliers Exacto Knife (craft knife) and Tweezers and Small scissors Small angled spatula Small amount of solid shortening and cornstarch (about ¼ cup each) Box or container to carry flowers home Gum paste Recipe: 1 recipe of Royal Icing – made according to directions on package or container of meringue powder 4 level teaspoons of Tylose Combine ingredients for royal icing and beat for 10 minutes. You do not want a dry, stiff royal icing, as this will make your gum paste too dry. If this is the case, add small amounts of water to soften icing before adding Tylose. (If icing is too soft, gum paste will be too sticky.) Add Tylose and beat for a couple of minutes more. Remove from mixer and knead well on a surface dusted with powdered sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in airtight container. Gum paste can be used immediately, but is easier to work with if allowed to sit for 5 or 6 hours.