I tried to attach fondant flower embellishments with royal icing (as the "glue") to a cookie favor. Well after they were dry, I put them in the bags and some of the flowers started falling off! What do you guys use as "glue"?
I use just a dab of water. Hasn't failed me yet.
I use water or a small dab of light corn syrup.
^^I agree. I use a small paint brush & use a dab of water to attach. Works great!
how about sugar glue? like the one aine2 makes? would that work? i have wondered what to use also.
I always use vodka to attach fondant to fondant. It evaporates faster than water. so if you're attaching something to a vertical surface, it helps. HTH
I was at the OSSAS and Marina Sousa used royal icing and candy melts to secure her stuff to fondant. She had some edible freeze can thing, that she used on the candy melt so it would harden quick. Said they do it all the time, esp with pieces that are heavy and royal icing doesn't dry fast enough to secure.
Yeah, you can use a can of computer duster (compressed air) to freeze the chocolate in place. We use that when making chocolate sculptures. It hardens the chocolate instantly so you don't have to hold on to it. Just avoid spraying directly onto your skin. You can buy the cans at a your local office or electronics store for a few dollars. I believe in most states you do have to be 18 or older to purchase because it is often used as an inhalant.
If I am doing fondant on fondant, thinned corn syrup is great to use. I do not use candy melts because I live in Florida and a trip out into 80 to 90 degree weather is not a pretty thing for candy melts. I once took some dipped pretzels to a party and the melts were melting off before I could get them to the venue I am still looking for something to adhere heavier embellishments ( such as cocoa puffs posing as coconuts on palm trees) I use straight corn syrup, but it takes a long time to dry. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Boofycakes, Interesting....but do you find that the compressed air ever breaks your little designs? Such as flowers or delicate items? I'm afraid it would blow them apart if my aim wasn't great!
Sweetcakes23, the compressed air in the little cans isnt that strong. The cans usually come with a thin red straw that you attach to the nozzle that can help you get into little spaces and crevices. (the red straw is actually for cleaning out the dust from between the keys on your keyboard!) I have never used candy melts for fondant, but I don't think it would blow away your piece. you might just have to hold it on with a finger while spraying with the other hand. Thats what I've done with chocolate sculptures.
You just have to be careful because compressed air is VERY cold, and if sprayed directly on your skin you risk frost bite. but trust me, I'm such a klutz, and I haven't managed that yet. so, no worries!
Cool, Thanks! I've never used the candy melts either....I just use Vodka when attaching pieces...but found this interesting.
Yeah, I've never used the candy melts, I use vodka also. But I will have to keep the candy melts in mind!