Glue For 3D Characters

Decorating By nanascakes Updated 29 Apr 2008 , 4:31pm by BlakesCakes

nanascakes Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 6:59am
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I don't have time to order anything and I don't have any cake decorating stores nearby. That being said, what would be the best glue to hold 3D pieces together. I am making monkeys so there will be several pieces. I don't really want to use raw egg white since there will be several young children at the party and a monkey might get "sampled". Thanks!

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cakeflake Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:13am
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if the pieces are small enough you could use a bit of hard alcohol ie, whiskey, rum etc... to dab on the pieces and that will usually hold them. Just make sure they have a temporary support if needed, until they set. You could also try lemon flavoring, it has a lot of alcohol in it. I've also mixed a small bit of fondant in with the alcohol to make a thick paste and then used that. Hope this helps.

banba Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:46am
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a little bit of tylose and warm water mixed together makes a good glue. Check out aine2 on youtube for exact amounts!

nanascakes Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 3:25pm
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Thank you for these replys. Unfortunately I waited too long to order tylose which is what I should have done. The alcohol mixed with a little fondant seems like a good idea. The glue should dry fast using alcohol and help avoid pieces sliding/falling off. I plan to use toothpicks for support where possible too. Thanks again!

BlakesCakes Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 4:31pm
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I take hard, leftover pieces of fondant and/or gum paste and put them in hot water just enough to cover them. I stir until they are somewhat dissolved and then just leave them in the bottom of the cup. I find that this is a cheap, quick, easy glue for fondant or gum paste figures.


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