What Do You Use????

Decorating By colabear71 Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 3:32pm by holoien003

colabear71 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 3:59am
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Obviously I am a newbie...otherwise I wouldn't have to ask. My Wilton instructor told our class to use vanilla when making our fondant roses..to attach the petals to the bud.

My questions is.... what does everyone use when attaching their flower petals. I'm using vanilla cuz that is all I know to use, but I imagine it will get expensive to use all the time, plus it keeps evaporating out of the bowl.

I appreciate all the advice I can get...

Thanks,
Kim

17 replies
LeckieAnne Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:03am
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You can use water - it just doesn't dry as quickly making it a bit harder to work with.

pinkbiz Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:05am
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i use water or egg white or even clear rum

LeckieAnne Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:06am
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Oh - and you can make like a glue out of equal parts of meringue powder and water.

saap1204 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:07am
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Peppermint schnapps

Pastry-Panda Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:09am
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When I was going to school my chefs told us to use equal parts light corn syrup and water for glue.

terrylee Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:12am
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Clear rum, water, piping jell.......

Juds2323 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:24am
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I used vanilla. I put it in a clean new nail polish bottle. It makes easy application and slows evaporation.

Judi

Carolynlovescake Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:48am
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When instructing at the store, vanilla extract.

when at home I use Everclear. icon_lol.gif

plbennett_8 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:57am
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Wow... I've never heard of using vanilla... I have always made gumpaste glue. Just heat some water, put some little balls of gumpaste in a container, and pour the water over the top. Let it sit on the counter over night, and stir it in the morning... It looks really slimy, not going with the more graphic description...chuckle... icon_razz.gif But, I think you get the idea...

DesignsByMandie Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:08am
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That is a good idea with the nail polish bottle!! I just wonder how do you get it so clean Juds2323?? I think I could find a few uses with that!!! I have heard of vanilla as well....and all the alcohol!! And the peppermint schnopps sounds yummy!!! icon_smile.gif

feverfixer Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:18am
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I use cheap vodka, works great.

plbennett_8 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:19am
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Originally Posted by DesignsByMandie

That is a good idea with the nail polish bottle!! I just wonder how do you get it so clean Juds2323?? I think I could find a few uses with that!!! I have heard of vanilla as well....and all the alcohol!! And the peppermint schnopps sounds yummy!!! icon_smile.gif




You can buy new nail polish bottles at Sally's icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:20am
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I use vodka too.. I have a nip bottle in my cake room that I just refill with whatever we have on hand.. icon_smile.gif

mommyle Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 5:37am
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Vodka is my friend. And for cake decorating too!!!

colabear71 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 6:10am
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Thanks for all the tips. I'm going to try the vodka...when I get some..lol. I also like the idea of the clean nail polish bottle.

Juds2323 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:05pm
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My sally's didn't have them so I ordered them off ebay for a couple bucks. I have one that I use for gum glue and one for vanilla.

Judi

holoien003 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 3:32pm
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You Lushes! ha ha ha.

....dab for the rose.....shot for me.....do your roses look funny after a while? icon_lol.gif

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