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.
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.
Thank you BakingIrene. Would I warm this mixture in the microwave? Sorry, a real novice here. Thanks.
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.
Thank you. I will give it a try.
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
This is great info to read. hth