Marshmallow fluff is incredibly sticky, so I used to take advantage of that when I needed to stick edible things together.
You can also use melted marshmallows, but fluff is a lot easier to control and you won’t run the risk of burning it.
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Making edible marshmallow glue.
This is a pretty easy and fast process…You might want to use vodka instead of water because the alcohol will evaporate faster than water and it will firm up faster.
Other than that, it’s just a matter of mixing and getting the fluff to the consistency that you want.
- Start with 1/2 cup of marshmallow fluff and stir in a Tbsp of boiling water or vodka. This will start to thin it out.
- Continue adding water or vodka bit by bit until it’s thinned out to a paste consistency. Don’t get it too watery or it might take too long to dry out.
- Use this edible glue to attach sugar items to the surface of fondant cakes or to each other.
This kind of edible glue works well for heavier items and pieces of fondant because the marshmallow fluff is pretty thick to start with.
Just don’t thin it out too much, because the more liquid in it, the less likely it is to hold right away.
What to use it for.
Marshmallow fluff glue is good for holding larger pieces together or for attaching small fondant and gumpaste details to a fondant-covered cake.
Marshmallow fluff is basically the same ingredients as regular marshmallows but it has more corn syrup in it, which makes it stay spreadable.
It dries but it will be a little more flexible than other kinds of edible glue, but too much moving it when it dries can make it separate, depending on what you’ve attached together.
What to watch out for.
- With this kind of edible glue you do want to make sure you don’t make it too thin or it might not hold.
- Don’t apply too much to begin with, start with less than you think you’ll need. If you put too much on the piece you’re gluing it will ooze out around the edges.
- If you want to camouflage the glue, color it to match the surface that you’re sticking things to.
- If the marshmallow glue does end up leaking out between the glued pieces, remove it with the tip of a knife before it sets up or it will be really hard to get off.
That’s it! This kind of edible glue is really easy to make and is a good, strong glue.
For an article about using marshmallow fluff to make edible cake lace, click here.