How to Make Edible Moss


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Add this yummy moss to garden and forest cakes, this is your new essential sugar florist technique! Tutorial by Angela Roberts

Add this yummy moss to garden and forest cakes, this is your new essential sugar florist technique! Tutorial by Angela Roberts

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • 5 ginger biscuits
  • petal dust: moss green and lime(Edible Art)
  • green modelling paste
  • edible glue
  • holly green food colouring
  • small paintbrush
  • Dresden tool
  • rolling pin
  • latex gloves
  • airbrush

1

Crush three ginger biscuits into very fine crumbs and mix in lime and moss green dusting powder to make delicious green ginger flavoured crumbs. Roll out small amounts (around 2mm thick) of the green modelling paste. Tear out moss pieces with your fingers. Warning – this can get messy! I find a plastic takeaway tub is the best way to contain the crumbs. On a piece of kitchen roll in the tub place the pieces and paint with edible glue then sprinkle on the crumbs.

2

With a paintbrush dipped in cooled boiled water, brush an area on the square cake the same size as your moss piece and carefully stick it on. Pull out the edges with the Dresden tool to make it look like the moss is creeping across the stone. Repeat this until you are happy with the effect. Add small patches to the back of the geode, around crystals and join between the cakes.

3

To make the moss balls, take a piece of green sugarpaste and roll into an oblong, pinching in at the back. Paint edible glue all over the front, tip and cover with the crumbs. Wear latex gloves unless you want green fingers! Using edible glue, stick the balls at various points along the base of the square cake. Vary the size and distance apart to give a natural effect. Add a few smaller balls (2-3cm) behind the geode. Leave to dry overnight.

4

Spray holly green onto the moss in patches. Pay attention to the corners of moss balls and areas that the crumbs haven’t fully covered to vary the colour. Spray around edges of moss and just a little on the rock.

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