Gumpaste Vs Royal Icing

Decorating By Marielijah Updated 20 Aug 2013 , 6:33pm by Smckinney07

Marielijah Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 2:23pm
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Hello Fellow CC'ers... does anyone know if gumpaste mixed with water to make a glue work as well as royal icing for sticking decorations onto a fondant cake?  I don't want to make an entire batch of royal icing just to stick on a few items onto my cake.  Any comments/suggestions?

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ddaigle Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 2:28pm
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I use this recipe for edible glue.   Keep it in a little sealed container in the frig...pull it out as needed.

 

http://sweetopia.net/2009/09/how-to-make-edible-glue/

Marielijah Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 2:46pm
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Thank you, thank you....

Samb88 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 3:17pm
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For a quick, strong glue i have been making up some royal icing (water/icing sugar mix) and adding a little CMC. 

kkmcmahan Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 3:23pm
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Yes, gumpaste in water makes a very good glue.  When working with gumpaste I always keep a small container of water near by and if I come across any hard edges I pull them off and throw them in the water.  It doesn't take much gumpaste to make the glue and it can be stored for a long time with no problem.

Marielijah Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 3:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Samb88 

For a quick, strong glue i have been making up some royal icing (water/icing sugar mix) and adding a little CMC. 

  What is CMC please?

Smckinney07 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 6:33pm
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