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How to Make Sugar Glue from Egg Whites

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sugar glue from egg whitesThis blog teaches you how to make sugar glue from egg whites.


Cake and novelty bakers must have this product called sugar glue. Making sugar glue from egg whites is an easy process to follow. Cake decorating, edible sculptures and gingerbread houses can all be made easily using edible glue. Egg whites are, in themselves, natural glue. They help pie crusts stick together and allow toppings to stick on a muffin. When sugar is further added to these egg whites, sugar glue is formed which not only helps the food to stick but also tastes great. This paste can be best applied with small knives or spatulas.

1.    Separate the egg whites and put them in a bowl to hand beat them. The egg yolks must either be discarded or they can be stored in the fridge for some recipe like chocolate custard.

2.    Whisk the egg whites with hand or beat them in the stand mixer. . Whisk eggs until the mix turns frothy. This will take approximately 1-2 minutes.

3.    Add about 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar and whisk the mix with greater speed. If you are beating the eggs with a mixer take about 2 minutes to do so, but if you are using your hands continue beating for 3-4 minutes. The eggs should ideally be whisked until the peaks are shiny and soft. Over blending may make the peaks go stiff. 

4.    While you are beating slowly or the mixer is running at a low speed, add confectioner’s sugar. After the sugar is added, beat the mix until stiff peaks are formed by the icing. In order to test if it is complete, separate the bowl from the mixture and turn it upside down. In case the mixture stays, it means it is finished.

5.    Pour the mixture into a smaller bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Do not refrigerate the mix for over a day else a separate layer of water will appear. In case refrigeration is not needed, you may use the glue instantaneously.

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How To Make Sugar Glue From Egg Whites