I'm using gumpaste for the first time. I usually use fondant, but this is rushed, and needs to dry asap. I bought the pre-made at Michaels. It says "affix with piping gel". I have the Cake Mate squeeze tubes of writing gel. Would that work? I assume plain water won't work (like it does with fondant). Thanks!
Pinch off a pea-sized piece of gumpaste and dissolve it in about 1/4 cup or so of water (it'll take a little while to dissolve...you can help it out by breaking the gumpaste into tiny pieces). Use this as your glue. If it isn't quite sticky enough, just add a bit more gumpaste to your water.
If you have some tylose use 1/4 teas. to 1/4 c of water it makes awesome glue and saves forever in a jar and lid
Since it's not going to be eaten (assuming it's not since it's gumpaste) you can use an egg white as glue. Just beat it up with a spoon so it's not a big blob and then it will work well. You could also use meringue powder mixed with water.
I've never glued gumpaste with piping gel. I think that might be the wilton way of making you buy piping gel
The tylose and water works the best, that Chippi suggested, but I'm guessing you don't have tylose handy right now.
Thanks for all the great ideas. I really do appreciate it.