when i want to add sanding sugar or sparkle to fondant or gumpaste.
what is the best technique? when i used gumpaste glue- it makes my fondant/gumpaste all gummy and it doesnt harden at all.
same thing happens to me when i add water. i thought about alcohol but once evaporated wouldnt the sugar fall off???
thanks for any help
ashley vicos taught me this trick...
add equal parts corn syrup and water and mix til corn syrup is dissolved. use a small paint brush and paint where you want to apply the sugar/dust/etc. depending on your piece, you can dip your gumpaste piece into the sugar/dust/etc. or you can sprinkle the dust onto the piece and then flip it over and tap the excess off. the dust/sugar will stick to the syrup/water mixture, but not everything else.
once done, let dry. the water will eventually evaporate/dry, leaving just the sticky of the corn syrup behind
if you want to cover the whole cake with sparkle, refridgerate the cake an hr or 2 when youtake it out it will get sticky, thats when you can apply it. If its in certain areas you want them brush with the diluted piping gel or corn syrup as someone else mentioned.