Quick modelling paste
500g sugarpaste (Dr Oetker)
1 tsp CMC or Tylose or Gum Trag
Knead the gum into the sugarpaste, cover with clingfilm and leave overnight before use.
The gum makes the paste stretchy and firm - good for using to make models such as figures, shoes, boxes, cards etc.
Can also be used for making flowers but the petals won't be quite as delicate as if you'd used the flower paste recipe.
Mix 1 tsp CMC per for a general purpose paste - figures or 2 tsps per 500g sugarpaste for a firmer paste - shoes, boxes etc.
Store in a plastic food bag in a cool, dark place.
I find that Dr Oetker sugarpaste works well, but you can use any paste which is made with CMC or gum trag. Don't use sugar pastes which are made with Xanthan gum.