KIA2 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 2:21am
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Hi,

 

This is my first time doing a 3D tiara.  I'm following a tutorial that I found online.

I'm using pipping gel to glue the pieces together.  I think is not working properly.  the pieces are not staying together and I'm afraid on doing the other site of the tiara ;(

Should I live it and continue working on it tomorrow.. give it a chance to dry?

 

PLEASE HELP!!!! ;'(

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 2:39am
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can you show a picture of what you are having trouble with?  I have done a fondant tiara and a royal icing one but not sure about what parts you are gluing together...

10' round chocolate cake with a 10' square pillow handcarved cake and a Fondant crown pipped with royal icing.

liz at sugar Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 2:55am
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We may be thinking of different products, but the piping gel I've used stays soft and jelly like - could you mean royal icing?  That dries hard like glue.  What brand or type of product are you using for the gluing?

 

Liz
 

Kellig Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 3:07am
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AEgg white is a great glue. It dries hard and fast.

KIA2 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 12:40pm
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Hi Liz, cakemommy2012 & Kellig,

 

I'm actually using fondant to make the tiara.  I left it over night and it looks GREAT!! I'm so glad.

the pipping gel worked. 

 

Thanks for your help ladies.

K

ddaigle Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 12:45pm
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I'm surprised it isstaying together with the piping gel.......Piping gel never "sets" and is not a "glue".   Be prepared for it to fall apart on you when you move it...but there are products to use to glue it.   I always use white chocolate as my "glue" because it dries so fast.   There is an edible glue in the recipe section or you can use royal icing.  Let us know...

Cakemommy2012 Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by ddaigle 

I'm surprised it isstaying together with the piping gel.......Piping gel never "sets" and is not a "glue".   Be prepared for it to fall apart on you when you move it...but there are products to use to glue it.   I always use white chocolate as my "glue" because it dries so fast.   There is an edible glue in the recipe section or you can use royal icing.  Let us know...

What she said!  lol  "gluing needs to be done with Royal icing, Melted chocolate, or Egg whites.  Good Luck on your crown-Like ddaigle said Piping gel is very sticky and not really a good glue.  The only time I use it for a glue purpose is if I am doing a cupcake creation and need to hold the cupcakes in place but allow them to be easily removed.=-)

lorieleann Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 12:01am
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i glue with a mix of water and CMK powder (not sure if it is a cal-java only product).  I also use CMK to harden my fondants instead of working in prepared gumpaste.  

TracisCreations1 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 3:24am
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AYou can make glue by using a small amt of fondant with water and mix together. Works great!

Lou-Ann Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 9:04pm

AThanks for the tip

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