Glucose And Corn Syrup!!!

Decorating By CakeLady1981 Updated 11 Jul 2009 , 10:49pm by ninatat

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CakeLady1981 Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 9:54pm
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I have just made my first batch of gumpaste and I was reading the glucose package and the only ingredient in it is corn syrup. Have I been dupped? Are they the same thing?

dang newbie!!!

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BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 10:34pm
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Corn syrup is basically glucose with water added to it. It is much thinner than pure glucose. Glucose is so thick that it barely pours at all. It generally needs to be spooned out. Corn syrup pours easily and freely.

If a recipe calls for glucose, you then have to consider if the additional water in corn syrup will affect the outcome.

If the recipe calls for corn syrup, then using the "drier" (and more expensive) glucose will require adjusting the liquid in the recipe.

In the long run, if it calls for glucose, there's probably a good reason for it.

I find that Karo Light Corn Syrup is thicker than store brands/off brands.


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ninatat Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 10:49pm
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hehe i just read mine to, and i said WHATTT i've been paying almost 5 dollars for this tiny container. then i went to the piping gel not so simple, maybe someone on here has figured it out. well that paid to read the lable.

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