How to Make Edible Glue Without Tylose Powder

How To Make Edible Glue Without Tylose Powder

Edible glue is a great tool for building fondant decorations and holding together any structures like gingerbread houses. Tylose powder is commonly used when making edible glue, but it is not something everyone has. Knowing how to make edible glue without tylose powder is simple and effective, which is great for all your baking needs.

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What is Tylose Powder?

Tylose powder is a common ingredient for edible glues, as well as thickening up fondant and gum paste. Many professional bakers keep it on hand, as it is great for using when decorating cakes. However, Tylose powder can be hard to find and is not often something home bakers have in their pantry.

It is also commonly referred to as CMC, for carboxymethyl cellulose. Carboxymethyl cellulose is the chemical version of a natural powder called Gum Tragacanth.  Gum Tragacanth comes from the sap of a root of a plant from the Middle East that is then dried.

It is a fine white powder that is vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. Typically it is sold at craft stores or online, though you may be able to find it in some specialty grocery stores.

Fortunately, you don’t need Tylose powder to make edible glue. With just two simple ingredients, you can make a glue that is effective and safe to eat.

How to Make Edible Glue without Tylose Powder

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Equipment 

  • Small saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Large saucepan

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Heat the Water

Pour the water into the small saucepan and heat on low/medium.

Step 2: Add the Sugar

While the water is still heating up, add the sugar and mix together. Keep the mixture on the heat until it thickens up and has a slight golden tint.

Step 3: Remove From Burner

Remove the mixture from the burner, but still keep it warm. This can be done by placing the small saucepan in a large saucepan filled with hot water.

Step 4: Stir to Make Sure Sugar is Fully Dissolved

Use a spoon to stir the mixture to make sure all the sugar has dissolved into the water. The mixture should be thick and sticky.

Stir so Sugar is Fully Dissolved

Step 5: Use the Edible Glue Paste

Carefully dip the ends of the items you want to glue together into the mixture. Press them together and hold for a few seconds until dry. The glue mixture should be kept warm the entire time you are working to ensure it will work.

This mixture can also be used to make candy glass. Simply pour it out onto wax or parchment paper into the shape you want and let it dry. Add any colors you want and place the final product on your cake for an incredible decoration.

Tips and Tricks for How to Make Edible Glue

Edible glue will be hot, so it is important to use caution when working with it. It is best not to let children handle it while hot to prevent any burns from occurring.

Be sure to give the decorations you are gluing adequate time to set before placing them on your cake or baked good of choice. You don’t want to risk anything by moving them too quickly after gluing, which can lead to them falling apart.

Even once your items are dry, be sure to still use caution when moving them. Though the water and sugar glue will hold your decorations or baked goods together, they will still be fragile. When not handled with care, you risk them breaking, as edible glue is not as strong as regular glue.

If the glue begins to stiffen up and is not warm anymore, replace the water in the large saucepan with more hot water. You can also put it on a burner on low heat, stirring occasionally until it becomes the right consistency.

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How To Make Edible Glue Without Tylose Powder

Edible glue is a great tool for building fondant decorations and holding together any structures like gingerbread houses. Tylose powder is commonly used when making edible glue, but it is not something everyone has. Knowing how to make edible glue without tylose powder is simple and effective, which is great for all your baking needs.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Edible Glue Without Tylose Powder
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Large saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Heat the Water - Pour the water into the small saucepan and heat on low/medium.
  • Add the Sugar - While the water is still heating up, add the sugar and mix together. Keep the mixture on the heat until it thickens up and has a slight golden tint.
  • Remove From Burner - Remove the mixture from the burner, but still keep it warm. This can be done by placing the small saucepan in a large saucepan filled with hot water.
  • Stir to Make Sure Sugar is Fully Dissolved - Use a spoon to stir the mixture to make sure all the sugar has dissolved into the water. The mixture should be thick and sticky.
  • Use the Edible Glue Paste - Carefully dip the ends of the items you want to glue together into the mixture. Press them together and hold for a few seconds until dry. The glue mixture should be kept warm the entire time you are working to ensure it will work.
  • This mixture can also be used to make candy glass. Simply pour it out onto wax or parchment paper into the shape you want and let it dry. Add any colors you want and place the final product on your cake for an incredible decoration.

Notes

Edible glue will be hot, so it is important to use caution when working with it. It is best not to let children handle it while hot to prevent any burns from occurring.
Be sure to give the decorations you are gluing adequate time to set before placing them on your cake or baked good of choice. You don’t want to risk anything by moving them too quickly after gluing, which can lead to them falling apart.
Even once your items are dry, be sure to still use caution when moving them. Though the water and sugar glue will hold your decorations or baked goods together, they will still be fragile. When not handled with care, you risk them breaking, as edible glue is not as strong as regular glue.
If the glue begins to stiffen up and is not warm anymore, replace the water in the large saucepan with more hot water. You can also put it on a burner on low heat, stirring occasionally until it becomes the right consistency.
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Easy And Effective Homemade Edible Glue

With just sugar and hot water, you can easily make edible glue that is effective. You don’t have to worry about finding a store that carries Tylose powder, as this recipe does not require it. You can use it for making fondant decorations, building cookies like gingerbread houses, and even make candy glass.

Within minutes, you can use the glue to let your decorating skills run wild. It is completely safe to eat and will dry clear, allowing for a clean-looking finish.

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