Please Help!!!

Decorating By JS605 Updated 16 Oct 2010 , 12:31am by HowCoolGomo1

JS605 Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 11:25pm
post #1 of 8

I am making gum paste leaves but I cant seem to make them stick to the side of the cake very well.
Im using water, if I use to much it get gooey and starts sliding down.
If I use to little it wont stick.
Anyone use anything besides water?

7 replies
yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm
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There are two things that I do:

1) mix a little bit of gumpaste in warm water, just a teeny bit, and it makes a paste. It's easier to use than plain water, and it's got more "substance" to it, so it helps pieces stick better

2) I've also found that candy melts (or probably even chocolate chips) work really really well. Just melt them until they are, well... melted (haha) and use it like glue, with a toothpick. It holds REALLY strong!

Hope that helps!

Cake_Karen Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm
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You need to use an edible glue like Gum Arabic.

Debi2 Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 11:52pm
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You can also mix about a 1/4 tsp of Tylose into about 1/8 C. of water (those are guesstimations), stir well. This is best if it sits overnight though so all of the tylose gets dissolved....but, I have used it right away when I was in a pinch.

TrixieTreats Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 12:00am
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As Yummy in my tummy suggested, I always dissolve a little chunk of gumpaste in water. You only need a tiny bit, and it sticks very well.

rosa1110 Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 12:14am
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i always use a piece of gumpaste dissolved in teacher also told me to use some light corn syrup mix with some water, this works great. royal icing can also be used. i hope one of these work for you. thumbs_up.gif

lacklin Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 12:15am
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I use Wilton cookie icing that comes in a glue-like bottle. I think it's royal icing since it dries hard. I call it my "cake glue" and I always have it on hand. I just use a little and hold the leaf or whatever on the cake for a few seconds so it doesn't slip down. Holds really well.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 12:31am
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My favorite is Wilton's Gum Paste mix. I make is so it's slightly thicker than absolutely fresh real egg whites. That means thick. Then usually a very extremely little dab will do you. If you make it too thick, it can be thinned.

It's the only reason for WGP, in my house.

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