I'm wondering what others use to glue their fondant. Either figurines or as accents on cakes. I just did a cake that had a fondant hill on the side and needed to glue a star on it, for example.
I also just watched Lorraine's tutorial on youtube on how to make a dog figurine. She was dipping her paintbrush in 'glue' but I don't know what kind.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I am not sure what "glue" she was using, but I have always used either buttercream icing which holds pretty nicely, and also clear piping gel. Hope someone else can be of more help.
Royal Icing! It is my go-to "glue"! I love it.
Lorraine McKay (aine2) also has a tutorial on YouTube about how to make her edible icing. It's really easy to make and apparently can be stored for a long time. Check it out!
In the class I took from Lorraine on making fondant figurines, we used Tylose dissolved in water, which is a pretty standard gum glue.
I use a ball of gumpaste dissolved in water. I like it a little goopy, it seems to hold better if it is thicker.
For fondant decorations on fondant-covered cakes or cookies, all I use it water.
Thanks for all the advice! I used corn syrup but some accents slid down and the corn syrup left a shine 'trail' ewww.
Lorraine's videos are so helpful...
I take a small piece of gumpaste and break it up into tiny pieces, add a bit of water, let it sit in my cabinet for about an hour and it's perfect! so easy to make andi find it holds better than just water. i do agree with jamiekwebb, it works better a lil goopy