I noticed that there is only one recipe for gum paste glue so here is another!!!


  • Water
  • Corn syrup


    Mix the corn syrup with water in a bowl you want more corn syrup than water depending on what your doing. Somtimes if you just use corn syrup it willglue together, i made a house and i used corn syrup it took a while to dry but it was very sturdy


CatzCreationz Says... 27 Jul 2010 , 6:01pm

if you put a little bit of gum paste in a bowl and you add about a teaspoon of water, mix until the gum paste is dissolved and the starch of the gum paste will work as an adhesive. :) I've also heard that vodka works well too but I have yet to try it.

BlakesCakes Says... 28 Jul 2010 , 9:15pm

A little tylose, gum tex, or cmc mixed with water will make a wonderful gum paste glue that dries quickly and holds extremely well.

pattyamezola Says... 29 Jul 2010 , 8:37am

ho! my thanks you all 3,. Ive made my 1st batch ever., on monday and didnt have any glue so i was ready to spend 16.35 usd. to pay for tylose on a local store THANKS ,,,,,

lainalee Says... 31 Jul 2010 , 2:33pm

does the corn syrup/water mix dry clear? I need it to put my pearls on a fondant covered/quilted board that is white, pearls are pink.

joaaaann Says... 1 Aug 2010 , 9:16am

For some reason, the tylose / water mix didn't work fro me and I followed the step exactly to make it. I'm going to try the corn syrup/ water next time.

cakeapprentice1923 Says... 1 Aug 2010 , 12:53pm

I have tried the gumpaste and water recipe and it just doesnt seem to work so i use just straight cornsyrup or a mixture of cornsyrup and water

cakeapprentice1923 Says... 1 Aug 2010 , 1:05pm

these are all great comments and feedbacks, but it all depends on what you are doing and what you like, the corn syrup drys clear but it takes a while to dry about 24hrs, again depending on how much you use

joycesdaughter111 Says... 1 Aug 2010 , 9:46pm

I use equal parts of meringue powder and water for glue. Works great.

honydip123 Says... 2 Aug 2010 , 3:29pm


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lucygirl Says... 4 Aug 2010 , 6:06pm

The thing to remember with gum glue (I use gum paste and water) is it only lasts 1 week and must be thrown away. And make sure you refrigerate it. I had some that was 8 days and was moldy!

cakeapprentice1923 Says... 5 Aug 2010 , 12:22pm

thx for the advice everyone!!!!

sticky11 Says... 5 Aug 2010 , 4:29pm

Vodka....sounds funny but the small amount you use is not going to hurt anyone. It dries clean and quick and does not leave any shinny spots like gumpaste adhesive.

flowergirl1 Says... 12 Aug 2010 , 9:35am

Hi could someone tell me if they know the uk name for corn syrup, i can get golden syrup,I asked at my supermarket but no one had any idea any help please thank you

oyster Says... 30 Aug 2010 , 10:53am

flower girl, im almost sure you can use glucose or golden syrup inplace of corn syrup

flowergirl1 Says... 25 Sep 2010 , 6:49pm

fhank you oyster,just spotted your advice,

MrsNisch Says... 19 Oct 2010 , 9:11am

Just made wedding cake cookies will little gumpaste fall leaves and royal icing monograms. I used straight cornsyrup for the glue. It worked beautifully.

cakeapprentice1923 Says... 2 Dec 2010 , 2:57pm

glad i could help, i used it to build a shrek house out of gumpastee

SuperDan Says... 22 Jan 2011 , 9:40pm

I've experienced glucose as glue while making gumpaste teddy bear and it wasn't good at all still prefer to use plain water.

midgysquidgy Says... 17 Feb 2011 , 1:57am

could someone please help, how much gum trag do you mix in fondant to make it dry HARD???? what is the ratio??/

PLAmom Says... 8 Sep 2012 , 8:26am

Which adhesive works best for gumpaste flowers? I usually use Merinque powder and water but it leaves a shinny and sometimes not clear finish.

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