Edible Glue: Why Does It Make The Icing Sticky?

Decorating By Ybird Updated 16 Aug 2010 , 8:33pm by Ybird

Ybird Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 6:55pm
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Hi i made a cake yesturday and used edible glue on the top to stick some decoration bits on and already today the icing has gone real sticky, can any body tell me why this is.

thankyou in advance for any help.

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leily Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:34am
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Can you tell us more about your cake?
Was it fondant or buttercream covered?
Were the decorations you added fondant, gumpaste, or other?
What did you use for edible glue? (there are a few different things people use)
What is the temperature like in your house?
What is the humidity like?
Did you store it in the fridge?

Any of these things could cause the icing to go sticky.

poohsmomma Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:05pm
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Also-did you store it sealed up in a plastic container? Not good for cakes!

LindaF144a Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 2:38pm
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Also, can you tell us what edible glue you used?

Ybird Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leily

Can you tell us more about your cake?
Was it fondant or buttercream covered?
Were the decorations you added fondant, gumpaste, or other?
What did you use for edible glue? (there are a few different things people use)
What is the temperature like in your house?
What is the humidity like?
Did you store it in the fridge?

Any of these things could cause the icing to go sticky.




Hi, it was a sponge cake with buttercream in the middle and rolled out fondant over the top, the decorations were fondant aswell, but it is only the decorations that have gone sticky not the rest of the cake yet.
not sure on the edible glue it just says edible glue on the tub..sorry i no thts not very helfull. no iv had the cake hidden in the cupboard with lid over the top its not a seled lid as i no once you have iced a cake the icing keeps the cake fresh as it seals it.. tempiture varies in my house but as we have a tumle dryer next to the kitchen it does get quite hot some time.

i read in a couple of other post's about using chocolate as glue? whats that like and can you use that with fondant?

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