Edible Glue

Baking By itsmyparty68 Updated 14 May 2010 , 6:40pm by Tickled_Pink

itsmyparty68 Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:27pm
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I am learning to make sugarpaste figures and I am having a hard time with the edible glue that I am currently using. It won't hold my pieces together. I am using 1/4 tsp of tylose powder to 2 TB of hot water. Does anyone have another recipe for edible glue that is strong enough to hold my pieces together? I would be forever grateful.

Thanks
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pattycakesnj Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:43pm
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I drop a chunk of gumpaste into some water and stir to dissolve it. Comes out nice and thick and is very strong.

itsmyparty68 Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:48pm
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Thank you, I will try that.

mamawrobin Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by pattycakesnj

I drop a chunk of gumpaste into some water and stir to dissolve it. Comes out nice and thick and is very strong.




Ditto. I learned this from watching Edna thumbs_up.gif

KathysCC Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:49pm
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I use gumpaste mix with a little water. It makes a terrific glue.

itsmyparty68 Posted 11 May 2010 , 6:51pm
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Do you have to let this mixture set up overnight like I do the glue recipe I currently use?

pattycakesnj Posted 11 May 2010 , 7:35pm
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no, it is good to use as soon as you make it. Store it in refrigerator forever.

itsmyparty68 Posted 11 May 2010 , 7:37pm
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One last question, how much water and gumpaste do you use and should the water be hot to make the gumpaste dissolve that quickly?

KathysCC Posted 11 May 2010 , 7:42pm
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I never make it the same way twice. I just put some of the dry gumpaste mix in a small bowl, add a little water and stir. I like mine to be the consistency of syrup but you can make it thicker or thinner depending on your needs. You can't do it wrong because it is sticky no matter how you make it. You can use it immediately.

Tickled_Pink Posted 14 May 2010 , 6:40pm
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I was taught to use a mixture of hot water and Gum Arabic Powder. I cant recall the ratio off hand but Im sure you could google it. Once you mix it it can be saved and reused. It does not have to be warm to use it. Just to mix it when you make it.

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