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A chocolate cake | A bowl of edible glue | Source: YouTube/FurtysCakeSugarArt | Unsplash/davidholifield
A chocolate cake | A bowl of edible glue | Source: YouTube/FurtysCakeSugarArt | Unsplash/davidholifield

Try This Edible Glue Recipe to Achieve Next-Level Cake Artistry

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Mar 30, 2024
06:30 A.M.
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In cake decorating, edible glue is crucial for securely attaching intricate fondant decorations. Whether you are making seasonal treats or elaborate wedding cakes, a reliable glue recipe is essential to keep your creations perfectly adorned.

Traditionally, Tylose powder, also known as Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), has been the go-to for edible glue in cake decorating. It's a staple in sugar crafts, offering both flexibility and strong adhesion, perfect for delicate fondant designs that stick flawlessly to your cake canvas.

Creating your own edible glue at home is a breeze! With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can level up your cake decorating game in no time. Here is the hassle-free edible glue recipe for you to make.

Homemade edible glue | Source: YouTube/PinkMamaBear0421

Homemade edible glue | Source: YouTube/PinkMamaBear0421

Edible Glue Recipe

Equipment:

  • Paintbrush
  • Small bowl or container
  • Fork

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon Tylose powder
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
An edible glue in a small jar. | Source: YouTube/sugarandspicebyjoyce6595

An edible glue in a small jar. | Source: YouTube/sugarandspicebyjoyce6595

Instructions:

  1. Add Tylose powder into a small bowl or container.
  2. Add warm water to the bowl and gently stir with a fork until the Tylose powder dissolves. Don't worry if the mixture appears lumpy; this is normal.
  3. Cover the bowl or container and refrigerate the mixture overnight to allow it to set.
  4. Once set, your edible glue should attain a syrupy consistency. Adjust the thickness by gradually adding water if it's too thick or more Tylose powder if it's too thin.
  5. When ready, the glue should dry transparent, seamlessly integrating with your cake design.
  6. Use a paintbrush to apply the glue with precision to your fondant decorations.
A clear and thick consistency of edible glue. | Source: YouTube/TheBotanicalCakeStudio

A clear and thick consistency of edible glue. | Source: YouTube/TheBotanicalCakeStudio

Storage Tip:

1. Store your homemade edible glue in the refrigerator, where it can last for up to three months.

2. Should the glue thicken over time, simply incorporate water gradually until reaching your desired consistency.

Crafting edible glue empowers you to not only personalize your cake decorations but also ensures a professional finish that withstands the test of time. With this easy recipe, you're equipped to embark on a journey of culinary creativity, where every cake becomes a masterpiece waiting to be unveiled.

And while our focus has been on cakes, why not delve into the realm of other desserts? Take a delightful detour and recreate the Olive Garden strawberry cream cake recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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