Flower paste is a specially developed class of flower sugar paste designed to make it very easy to model sugarpaste flowers. It is often referred to as Petal Paste or Gum Paste. Due to it's quality and character it doesn't dry too quickly and is very easy to roll out into a thin sheet and flower paste icing dries very hard.
Florist paste is also elasticised and stretchable, so using sugarcraft tools to work the petals is much easier to achieve without the icing tearing. Sugar flower paste is also useful for making other intricate cake decorations.
Flower paste icing comes in a variety of colours but it is also very easy to change the colour by using food colourings. In this way flower paste makes it very easy to realise the exact colour tone you require.