Royal Icing As Gum Paste Glue?

Decorating By ChoueiriCakeCo Updated 27 Jan 2011 , 6:49pm by ChoueiriCakeCo

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 5:52pm
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I'm looking for a very strong edible glue to attach arms, legs, and other pieces for my gum paste figures. I think that royal icing would work very well since it dries rock hard, but I just wanted to know if anyone has tried this & does it work well?

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cdgleason Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:12pm
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I took a class on 'basic gumpaste flowers' and in the class, the instructor explained the process of 'gluing' gumpaste and fondant:
pieces that are already dried and are going to be attached to a piece that is also dry, requires a stiff royal icing.
If either piece is not dry yet, a tylose glue will work, ie.. attaching a piece of fresh fondant/gumpaste to a piece that has already dried!
so far, that has worked for me without any problems!!

BlakesCakes Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:31pm
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I don´t use royal as a glue when making figures. I find that I can glue dry to dry using a thick gum glue {tylose and water}. For heavy items, I prop the items together and allow to dry. Knock on wood, no problems so far.


ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:49pm
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That's very helpful. Thanks, both of you! icon_smile.gif

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