What Is The "glue" For Fondant Figures?

Decorating By jjbrink Updated 4 Mar 2009 , 4:16pm by jjbrink

jjbrink Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:10pm
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i watched the tutorial on the home page for the tiny teddy bear. what is it that was being used as the glue? and what other things can be used? i will be making, attempting to make, a few jungle animals- just needing the simpliest way to attach the parts.
thanks,
~jj

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janelwaters Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:15pm
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you can use several things - vodka, water, clear extract, you could also melt some gumpaste in water (break the pieces up really small and put in microwave with water until melted) or you can mix Tylose powder with water and refrigerate overnight - this is my personal favorite.

You can go to youtube.com and look up aine2's tutorials and there is one on how to make gum glue.

good luck!!

Lori17201 Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:16pm
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I was taught to use piping gel with a few drops of water heated until it looks liquidy. It's worked for me when doing figures.

messy_chef Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:16pm
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I use a little bit of gumpaste dissolved in water. You can also use RI or candy melts, too.

dmich Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:24pm
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I also use really small pieces of gumpaste dissolved in water, though I don't microwave it. I just let it sit for about an hour and it's ready.

newmansmom2004 Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:25pm
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[quote="messy_chef"]I use a little bit of gumpaste dissolved in water. quote]


Ditto. And it goes a long way. I have a very small bottle that I've been using for quite some time.

jjbrink Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:26pm
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will the plain water hold up and keep the parts attached?? seems too easy icon_confused.gif

janelwaters Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 3:29pm
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I personally don't think that it holds up as well - I would definately recommend using either the gumpaste with water or the tylose powder with water - the gumpaste and the tylose actually make it really sticky like glue.

jjbrink Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 4:16pm
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ok, i will look for either of these. thanks so much!

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