How to Make Edible Glue for Gumpaste & Fondant Embellishments





Introduction: How to Make Edible Glue for Gumpaste & Fondant Embellishments

Tylose glue or a.k.a gum glue is an edible glue that is used when cake decorators need to adhere gumpaste or fondant together. e.g for making gumpaste flowers or gumpaste/fondant figurines etc. There are a range of different edible glues that are used in cake decorating but I just happen to like this one the most, it dries clear has the easiest prep time and last a long time.

Step 1: What You Need

Tylose Powder Small/medium Container or Jar With A Lid Water Clean paintbrush and/or fork (Keep in mind you only want to use a brand new paintbrush or one that is used specifically for cake decorating)

Step 2:

Add a pinch and no more of the Tylose to the water.... TYLOSE GOES A LONG don't add to much it's just not necessary.

Step 3:

Give it a good stir or put the lid on and shake well, do this until the powder has dissolved and you get a syrup, glue like consistency.... You may need to use a clean paint brush to help it along. It will look clumpy to begin with that's fine just keep at it until its all dissolved use a fork if you have to.

Step 4: Your Done!

The image for this instructable looks like the glue is pink but it was actually clear.... If After 30+ minutes you see your glue going chunky and super thick it's because you need more water to balance it out. Remember you want a syrup consistency, so if its to runny add a tiny bit more Tylose if its to thick add abit more water.... Tylose can be stored at room temperature but best kept in the fridge for a longer lasting product. When using your Tylose glue, keep your brushes clean during each application If the glue is becoming cloudy and/or has a bad Odour it's well an truly time to toss that and make a new one. And that's it! HAPPY CAKE DECORATING!!! Candz



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    Can you use this to adhere gold leaf? Does it smooth out the surface any?

    I was in a cake decorating class last year, so I know now how to make this, thanks for the memories flowing back to me after reading this recipe!!

    Cool! I'd never heard of that, thanks for sharing :)