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HOW TO MAKE GUM PASTE RED CAP MUSHROOMS

In this tutorial I will show you how to make red cap mushrooms to use on children’s birthday cakes.


ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:



STEP 1
Take a small amount of the white gum paste and knead until soft and pliable, then form a cone shape about 3.5 – 4 cm high and about 1 cm in diameter at the base.


STEP 2
Stand the mushroom stalk upright on your work board whilst you work on the cap. Take a small amount of red gum paste and knead until soft and pliable, then form a small ball (approximately 2 cm in diameter)



STEP 3
Take your balling tool and press a centre into your ball.



STEP 4
Place the cap back onto your balling tool and gently press until you get the shape you are happy with –then place a small amount of edible glue under the cap of your mushroom.



STEP 5
Place the cap on your mushroom stalk and press down – make sure the mushroom will balance by itself or push gently until you are happy with how it sits.



STEP 6
Whilst the mushroom is drying a little, take a very small amount of white gum paste and make about 8 very small balls.



STEP 7
Using a very small amount of glue stick the balls to the mushroom cap and gently flatten.




STEP 8  

Place the mushrooms on non-stick paper and allow to dry for a minimum of 3 days – you can then store in an airtight container until you need to use them.


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