Edible Glue Help Please

Decorating By wannalearntodec Updated 10 Feb 2013 , 3:23am by icer101

wannalearntodec Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 12:49am
post #1 of 7

I would like to make edible glue but do not have CMC powder, not sure what that is or where to get it. 


I have gum tragacath and gum arabic powder.  Could I somehow make edible glue using one of these? 


Any help is appreciated, I am just getting back to decorating after a break of years but I never made edible glue before.  Thanks. 

6 replies
BakingIrene Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:20am
post #2 of 7

You want to make edible glue from your gum arabic.  A teaspoon in 3 ounces of water, warm it up gently. Strain and store in the fridge.


CMC is carboxy-methyl-cellulose also called tylose.  NOT used for glue but used to make fine modelling paste (flowerpaste) for decorations.

wannalearntodec Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:33am
post #3 of 7

Thank you BakingIrene.  Would I warm this mixture in the microwave?  Sorry, a real novice here.  Thanks.

BakingIrene Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:38am
post #4 of 7

I think it would be safer to boil a small pot half full of water. Make your glue in a glass measuring cup.  Take the pot off the heat and put the glue into that to warm it up without any more cooking.

wannalearntodec Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 2:02am
post #5 of 7

Thank you.  I will give it a try.

icer101 Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 3:21am
post #6 of 7

I buy cmc powder to make edible glue or add to fondant to use like gumpaste. I buy tylose powder for the same reason. you would use 2 tsp. cmc  to 1/2 cup warm water to make edible glue. Been using it for years. buy both at the ices cake convention. hth

icer101 Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 3:23am
post #7 of 7

Quote by @%username% on %date%