This is an ideal icing for moulding into shapes for cake decorations. It must be firm but pliable and, if handled carefully, can be formed into fine, life-like floral sprays. The flowers and leaves may be delicately coloured and shaded with a clean water-colour
Flatten a piece of Plastic Icing for Moulding into an oval shape, and roll it up to form the centre of a flower.
Flatten a slightly larger piece of the icing, and roll it around the flower centre to make a rose shape.
Flatten a small piece of the icing into a round shape and pinch it together to form the base of a petal.
Arrange several petals together to form a flower shape and place a tiny flower centre in the middle. paint brush and diluted food colouring.
This quantity of icing makes enough for
4 medium-sized flowers to form a spray. If you have any icing left over, store it in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out.
1 teaspoon gelatine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon rose water (optional)
10 oz. icing sugar
1 tablespoon liquid glucose
In a heatproof jug or cup, placed in a pan of boiling water, dissolve the gelatine in the lemon juice, stirring occasionally with a teaspoon. Remove the pan from the heat and lift out the jug or cup. Stir in the rose water, if you are using it.
Sift the icing sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the glucose and the gelatine mixture and stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon until they are well mixed.
Using your hands, knead the mixture into a ball, which should be very firm but still pliable.
If the mixture is too sticky, work in some more sifted icing sugar.
The icing is now ready to use.