Sugarflair SUGARCEL CMC Gum Tragacanth Substitute
Sugarcel CMC Gum Tragacanth Substitute From Sugarflair
Sugarcel CMC is a cheap and popular Gum Tragacanth substitute. Great value for money and comes in a hygienic and resealable tub.
Sugarcel CMC, is an excellent gum trag substitute which costs much less than the equivalent Tragacanth powder.
Gum Tragacanth also known as Gum Trag is a natural product that adds strength and stretch to sugar products which can be used in modelling paste, flower paste and pastillage but it is rather expensive!
CMC tends to be much firmer to work than Tragacanth but dries good and hard. It does have the advantage of being whiter than the Gum Tragacanth version.
Instructions and Tips for Use
Use CMC to make the modelling paste for your cakes. Knead in 1 teaspoon of gum into 225g (8oz) of sugarpaste, the gum needs time to work before the paste is used. You will begin to feel a difference in the paste after an hour or so, but it is best left overnight. Keep completely airtight to prevent drying out.
You can also mix CMC with water (cooled boiled water is best) to make a good home made edible glue.