Buttercream And Gum Paste... Dont Work Together

Decorating By AngieHess Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 10:00pm by AngieHess

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AngieHess Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:24pm
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So I made my first gum paste figure ever, Surfing Poseidon, and he turned out really well. However, when I went to put his beard on with buttercream, Poseidon's head started melting after a few minutes. I was able to take the buttercream off before there was too much damage, but he really needs a beard to pull of the look I'm going for. I did let my figure dry for a day and a half before I put the buttercream on. Any suggestions on how to make a beard without hurting the gum paste? I had never heard of that before.

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aswartzw Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 3:39pm
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You need to use edible glue. Either water or for the best mixture use Tylose with water.

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AngieHess Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 9:04pm
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Would I be able to pipe using edible glue, because I like the effect that piping had to make the beard?

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SweetSweetCreations Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 9:22pm
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I would use Royal Icing

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DianeLM Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 9:23pm
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I would also use royal icing.

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AngieHess Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 10:00pm
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Can you buy RI, I don't want to make a whole batch for a tiny little beard?

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