Using Edible Glue

What is edible glue?

We stock a range of edible glues from different suppliers, Edible glue is perfect for attaching sugar decorations to your celebration cakes and also attaching pieces of sugarpaste together.

Tips for using edible glue

Useful for sticking light pieces of paste together, and handy to keep in the cupboard.

Use sparingly when sticking pieces together – if you apply the glue to both surfaces, or use too much, the pieces will slide around.

When fixing two pieces together, or when adding a piece onto the side of a cake, apply glue to one surface only. If piece being stuck is large or heavy then you may have to use a stronger glue, such as royal icing.

Use edible glue sparingly to attach magic sparkles/glitter flakes or similar to a surface. Too much and they will dissolve.

Making your own glue

If you haven't got much time you can create your own 'edible glue', A quick sugar ‘glue’ can be made by mashing a small piece of sugarpaste/flower paste with a drop of cooled boiled water to a ‘tacky’ consistency. This is called ‘gunge’ glue, and will be stronger than a bought edible glue. This may then be watered down for a thinner consistency.

A glue can also be made using Gum Arabic. Simply mix 2 teaspoons gum arabic with 60ml water and keep in a screw top jar in the fridge for several weeks.

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