Attaching Gumpaste

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Cakelayer Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 7:31pm
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What do you use to attach gumpaste to itself? My cake instructer recommends water mixed with some fondant as a "gum glue" but I've had some problems with things falling off after they are dry.

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DianaJJ

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smuchez1317 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 7:43pm
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My instructor told us to dissolve gumpaste in water and use that. It has worked fine for me so far.

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mrscromer Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 7:44pm
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I use a mixture of water and gumpaste to make my glue. I put little pieces of gum paste in the warm water and stir to dissolve the gum paste and there you have it.

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RobynLM Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 8:06pm
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Definitely use the gumpaste in your gum glue; works much better than doing the same with fondant (IMO).

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Cariad Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 8:16pm
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You can also make a glue with CMC and water.

add 1/4 tsp of CMC to 2 tblsp of warm water and leave in the fridge overnight. It will be a clear edible glue in the morning and works well. This is what I use for everything sugar.

Hope that helps.

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Cakelayer Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 11:01pm
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Thanks for all the answers. I'm not sure what CMC is though.

DianaJJ

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ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:30am
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I use meringue powder and water, and I prefer this over any other type of edible glue. Once it's dry it holds everything in place and is very strong. It's my favorite icon_smile.gif

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