Piping Gel Or Gum Glue For Adding Sanding Sugar To Fondant?

Decorating By orchid001982 Updated 13 Jul 2010 , 5:50pm by hamie

orchid001982 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 2:01pm
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I want to add sanding sugar to one tier of my cake. It's going to be covered in fondant. I've seen posts that you can use piping gel or gum glue to adhere the sugar to the fondant. Which one works best?

I think the piping gel will stick better but I'm afraid it will stay sticky.

Anyone try both and have any tips as to which one works best? Oh and this cake will have to sit outside at a picnic, so will the heat and humidity be a factor?

Thanks in advance!!

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TexasSugar Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 2:19pm
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For Calla Lily centers I have found that the piping gel holds the sugar on better. For me when I used it with gum glue after the glue was dry it seemed the sugars bumped off easier.

The piping gel will mostly "dry out" and won't be completely sticky under it.

orchid001982 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:40pm
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Thanks!! I think I'll go with the piping gel.

hamie Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:50pm
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I just lightly mist the cake with water. It sticks great.

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