I am new at this cake decorating/design thing and have spent my weekend playing with gumpaste and am very happy with the results. I was wondering what product to use to glue the gumpaste or fondant together. I purchased wilton "glucose" and it seems to be working. Any ideas for a beginner????
I take one of those really small Tupperware containers and put about a teaspoon of merringue powder and enough water to make a syrup. This is the glue I use. Just pop the lid on and give it a shake. Then I can make it fresh in small batches and it doesn't cost a fortune.
Did you post pics of your flowers? I have been a bit obsessed with gumpaste lately too and it is a lot of fun! Especially dusting them with colors and stuff
At a class I took last year they had use take a little bit of water in a small tupperware and add a little bit of gumpaste, let it dissolve into the water and use that as a glue...(I think it is in the wilton books)
I just use icing to glue it on!
I've always used the gumpaste dissolved in water and it works great!
Hi, there! I usually dissolve a pea size amount of gumpaste in about a tsp of water and use that as the glue. Haven't tried the meringue powder but I've noticed it referenced a few times when I've searched for gumpaste flower instructions.
By the way, any of you know where to find patterns for a lily (don't have time to purchase cutters)?
I use tylose and water, put it in a small air tight container, shake it up, and leave it overnight and it forms a wonderful very strong glue. Also known as petal glue.
Any and all of the above can be used. When I took my Wilton course the instructor just used water. I usually use the small piece of gp in water, but the other day I tried for the first time the Tylose powder in warm water and it's thicker and, to me, more of a glue-like consistency, so I think I'll be sticking with that from now on.
The 'recipe' is 1/2 teaspoon to 2 Tbsp of hot water. Stir, then cover and give a swirl/little shake and refrigerate overnight. Use for a week, then dispose. Got this from Aine2 - another member here.
I also use Aine2's edible glue. Here's the link!
I now use Lorraine's glue (Aine 2) recipe for most things, still use Vodka for a couple of things but never ever do I use water.
I forgot to mention vodka! I use that sometimes too, but nothing beats the edible glue IMO!
I like to use Tylose and water. It's made a little bit thick so as to adhere quickly. Just don't use too much. This will cause the gumpaste to dissolve or ooze out of place and then color can't be added to the piece. Although it leaves a shiny mark on the flowers, it doesn't work to make a shine overall. At least is hasn't for me.
Oops! I have to correct myself. I said previously that my Wilton instructor used water as glue, that should have been piping gel. Guess I was thirsty when I was typing that!