How Do I "glue" Fondant?

Decorating By sweetisome Updated 29 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm by Monna7122

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sweetisome Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:23pm
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I watched an instructional video for making a fondant bear and the decorator said to brush an adhesive onto the pieces. I'm a newbie to working with fondant, and I usually use water, but that doesn't always hold well. I have a baby shower cake that is going to reqire some fondant gluing and I'd like some advice on the best methods......any takers?

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calynmom Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:32pm
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Sugar glue. The exact recipe is in the forum. It's just tylose powder and water. Works great !

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kello Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:33pm
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I have used many different things.....depending on what I'm doing.
Sometimes I use piping gel, RI, or chocolate melts.

Hope that gives you a start.

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bubblywhitewine Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:34pm
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Try a piece of fondant with a little water to make your glue.

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Joybeth Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:48pm
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In my cake class the instructor told us to use clear vanilla extract. Works great.

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holoien003 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:03pm
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In the past i've used royal icing, buttercream icing, or water....

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millermom Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:07pm
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A pea sized ball of gum paste dissolved it 1 Tbsp. water. Takes 1/2 hour or so to completely dissolve, but works like super glue!

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cupcakers Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:09pm
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You can disolve a small piece of fondant in water and use it as glue also

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pianocat Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:20pm
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Gumpaste and water as millermom said.

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sweetisome Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:21pm
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Thank you for your quick replies...I will try and send a report! icon_biggrin.gif

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Monna7122 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm
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Been kinda curious of the same thing. And not to hijack the thread, but on the same subject...
What is in the can that you see people use like on Food Network Challenges? Is that just an air can or something specific?
You see them using that to make there stuff stick, at least I thought so. I guess now that I think about it, maybe they are trying to make their "glue" dry faster? icon_redface.gif

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