Plastic Icing for Moulding

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

3 or

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.

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