How Do I 'glue' Fondant??

Decorating By chica07 Updated 1 Feb 2009 , 10:42pm by sugarwishes

chica07 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:21pm
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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!!


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cheesecakes-galore Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:33pm
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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.

montanabaker Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:45pm
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Royal Icing! It is my go-to "glue"! I love it.

Marianna46 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:48pm
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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!

Cakepro Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:51pm
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In the class I took from Lorraine on making fondant figurines, we used Tylose dissolved in water, which is a pretty standard gum glue.

jamiekwebb Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:58pm
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I use a ball of gumpaste dissolved in water. I like it a little goopy, it seems to hold better if it is thicker.

cookieman Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:01pm
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For fondant decorations on fondant-covered cakes or cookies, all I use it water.

ngfcake Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:13pm
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Here is the link to Lorraine's video:
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chica07 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:16pm
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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...


sugarwishes Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:42pm
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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

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