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!
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.
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.
I use fondant glue - mix a little water with a little fondant and lightly brush on the piece you want to glue
I use meringue powder mixed with a little water.
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.