I got to this Sugarpaste recipe through trial and error, I had a couple of recipes from my college days that I tried and found a bit lacking as far as covering easily and smoothly was concerned.
This is a good recipe if you make lots of celebration cakes for family and friends, or if you are running a small business. Some of the ingredients may make it pricey for just one cake, but economical for more frequent bakers.
So I adapted this recipe and I think you will love the results.
You will need to make this the day before its needed and refrigerate overnight.
You will need a large mixer with a strong beater for this recipe. Please do not try this with a whisk beater you will break it!
The gum tragacanth is essential to the smoothness of this paste, and I would not recommend a substitute, in my opinion the little extra worth it.