Help With Fondant Characters

Decorating By sarah0418 Updated 17 Aug 2008 , 4:11am by jess85

sarah0418 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:48am
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I am new to cake decorating and have taken a few classes, but not one on fondant. I am attempting a sesame street cake for my son's second birthday and would like to make the characters out of fondant. What do I use as "glue" to keep the small pieces together? Any other suggestions for fondant characters would also be appreciated! icon_biggrin.gif

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auntsteff Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 2:57am
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I have not tried to glue smaller pieces, but when I need to add fondant accents on a fondant-covered cake, I use either clear vanilla or a clear alcohol (vodka, everclear).

Paint a little bit on the piece to be attached and stick it on the larger piece. The alcohol in the vanilla or liquor will evaporate quickly, leaving the other piece attached.

gateaux Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:14am
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I use Gum Arabic with water you need 1 tsp of gum arabic to 1/2 cup of water.

Once mixed you keep the stuff in a jar in the fridge. It works great.

I usually just pour 1/4 to 1/2 a tsp in a cup for what I need.

Good Luck.

grannyrose Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 3:34am
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I use fondant glue - mix a little water with a little fondant and lightly brush on the piece you want to glue

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 4:05am
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I use meringue powder mixed with a little water.

jess85 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 4:11am
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tylose and water mixed(1/4 tsp to say 1/4 cup of water) let stand overnight preferably (will get rid of any lumps) can be used immediatly though. thin out if it gets too thick. basically the same as gum trag just cheaper.

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