jennicita Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 8:44am
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I recently started using sugar glue made of water and Tylose powder but have been getting frustrated with how slowly it dries. And that got me to wondering: we use alcohol as a glue, too, because it evaporates so much faster. Couldn't we use a mixture of Tylose and vodka or some other high-proof alcohol and have a super-efficient, super-fast drying sugar glue?

Has anybody else tried it? I mixed some together and it seems the same consistency as with water. I haven't tried it yet but as far as I can tell, there's no reason why it wouldn't work, is there?

I'd love to hear your opinions/experience!

Thanks,

Jenny

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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 3:07pm
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The questions we should be asking here are whether tylose needs water to dissolve, and whether alcohol would have an adverse effect on tylose.

I've never experimented with it, but you might need to use a 100 proof vodka, which would be about half alcohol, half water.

If you try it, please let us know the results.

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jennicita Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:54am
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I tried it and it seems to work great! The tylose dissolved just the same as in water (I used something 86 proof) and it really seems to dry and stick faster.

You might want to give it a try, too! I think I'll be doing it this way from now on. icon_smile.gif

Jenny

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 8:09am
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Thanks! That's a great idea.

jennicita Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:30pm
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My pleasure! I've been doing some work with it today and I must say that the more I work with it, the more I like it. Just seems a bit stickier to me.

Cheers!

Jenny

halfbaked Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:38pm
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I've never used this type of glue at all. Would it work on a GP bow tohold the loops in place? Faster drying than Royal Icing?

jennicita Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 6:37am
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I don't think that would work - this is for two surfaces that fit together well (or smaller things with direct contact). From what I understand, RI is good for filling in spaces between things with different shapes/textures so that they stay together. With a bow I think you just don't have enough contact area for good adhesion, although I'm no expert.

Anybody else have more experience here?

Jenny

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