What Can I Use To String Fondant/gumpast Pearls

Decorating By CakeCrystals Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 10:39am by CakeCrystals

CakeCrystals Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 5:42pm
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I want to string some fondant/gumpaste pearls, but don't want to used actual string or fishing line. I know there is a medium that some CC'ers use, but I don't know the name of it. Can anyone shed some light on this for me.

4 replies
ptanyer Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 11:52pm
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Not sure about what product you are talking about, but would dental floss work?

snowshoe1 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 11:53pm
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Not sure of anything that is edible for stringing pearls together.

I use dental floss for putting items like this together.

windemire Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:52am
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I think this is what you're looking for:


Edible, Unbreakable String
1 part Tylose (10ml)
5 part water (50ml)
Pinch of citric acid
Add tylose and Citric acid to the water, whisk well and allow to stand
overnight - keep away from excessive heat and sun.
To check consistency, touch the surface of the mixture with a dry
finger, your finger should come away dry. If desired the mixture can be
flavored by replacing part of the water with an equal volume of liquid
flavoring, to maintain the correct volume of liquid.
Coloring can achieved by adding powder coloring to the mixture after it
has rested. Stir well and allow to stand for at least 2 hours. Stir well
before use to distribute color. If liquid color is used, reduce the amount
of water.
This mixture shrinks on drying - pipe on grease free paper, preferably
glossy. Use a larger tube than end product needed to allow for shrinkage.
If desired royal icing dots can be added to piped design.

CakeCrystals Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 10:39am
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Thanks everyone for your quick replies.
Windemire this is exactly what I was talking about. I will try to locate some citric acid over the weekend.

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