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Tylose glue question

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I made some glue with tylose a few weeks ago. I had it in the fridge, then I take it out and put it back etc.....It's been difficult finding time to do anything! How often should I make new stuff and how long will the one I have last? Thanx!
post #2 of 9
I use gum glue made with Tylose and do not refrigerate it. It stays good for a couple of months.

You will know it's no good when it has a funky odor and/or some cloudiness to it.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Oh good! This one is still clear and odourless. I haven't hardly had a chance to make anything! I thought it would really suck if I had to dump it out. Thanx!
post #4 of 9
how do i make gum glue out of tylose? i'll be needing this for attaching fondant and dried RI accents to fondant covered cake....
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by maimai16

how do i make gum glue out of tylose? i'll be needing this for attaching fondant and dried RI accents to fondant covered cake....



You can make gum glue using tylose by adding about a 1/4 tsp to a few ounces of warm water. For attaching RI accents to fondant, I would to suggest you use RI and not the glue.

Also, I find it more enconomical to take a small ball of extra gumpaste, add to warm water, let it disolve, and it makes a great glue. If you want to speed up the process just zap for a few seconds in the microwave at 50% power.
post #6 of 9
Nic Lodge advises when you empty a jar of Tylose, just fill it w/water and keep in the frig. Shake well and you have 'instant' gum glueicon_smile.gif
post #7 of 9
I have found that pouring out a small amount to use for the current project helps the whole batch stay fresh longer. I never dip my brush into the whole container of glue, contaminating it and ultimately shortening its shelf life.

Also, you don't need to make a lot at one time. Just sprinkle a little tylose into a small amount of water and mix it up. Exact measurements aren't really necessary.
post #8 of 9
hmmm... thanks everyone for the prompt reply =)
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
That makes sense to pour a little out when I'm using it. Thanx!
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