0:01 In this clip we're going to be coloring our gum paste. And, under this cup, as we said,
0:06 we are only going to take out the piece of gum paste that we are going to be working
0:09 with. So, I'm going to take a piece off... I always have my shortening near by.
0:25 And I put a little shortening and knead into it. We need to get this nice and soft. It
0:31 works best at room temperature. So the heat of your hands, giving it a little bit of kneading,
0:41 and it's ready for coloring. Now before we start with either the paste or the gel colors
0:49 that we talked about earlier, I always work with these vinyl gloves. You can get them
0:56 at drug stores or even your discount stores in the health and beauty department, and they're
1:08 just helpful. They just keep the coloring you don't want all over your hands. So, I
1:13 always use that and I always liberally apply some shortening. Get this nice and warmed
1:25 up. Now I prefer the gel over the paste, but if you were to use the paste you would use
1:33 just a toothpick, and always, always start small and you can always add more. But if
1:40 you go too dark you could just add more white gum paste into it and keep kneading until
1:47 you get your desired shade. So we're going to start, and I think for this size I'm going
1:58 to give it two dots. It's just to your liking. Like I said, start light, and you just knead
2:08 it in, and you keep going until there's no more color on your gloves. You can see right
2:14 now I've got plenty of color on my gloves. Keep kneading it until all the marbling goes
2:31 away. And I'm liking the way this is turning out. If I would have thought this was not
2:51 dark enough, I would just keep adding another little dot of color and kneading it in again.
2:57 And if I would have thought it was too dark, I would just add some more white gum paste
3:02 and knead it in. And it's definitely ok; it's like art, to mix the right colors to get the
3:12 right shade, the shade that you like. And I don't see any more marbling. Sometimes I
3:20 pull it apart to make sure I don't see anything, and it looks nice and smooth and I'm happy
3:25 with that. And that is how you color gum paste.