December 2000's
Glue of the Month

CK Royal Icing

In the spirit of the holidays we decided to look into the challenge of gluing the roof onto your gingerbread house, or the eyes onto your gingerbread man. After many phone calls to a variety of bakeries and bakery suppliers we learned that Royal Icing is the standard icing for this purpose. There are many varieties of recipes for Royal Icing. Here are few web sites that we have found:

Royal Icing is made up two important ingredients that make it sticky; egg whites, which is a animal protein adhesive (remember the gold beaters) and sugar, which we all know is sticky stuff. We spoke to a few bakers who recommended the pre made Royal Icing by CK and after trying it out and testing it against other recipes we found it did live up to it's reputation for strength. CK Royal icing is easy to use, just add water. It's main ingredients are icing sugar, cane sugar and egg white powder. CK Royal Icing is available at any grocery store with a well stocked baking section. In Canada we found it at Bulk Barns. It is about $4 for 425 grams which makes up more icing than you need for one average sized gingerbread house. By the way, this product is not made by Calvin Klein, but when we asked the customer service attendant at CK what CK stood for, she wasn't sure. She said that they sell cakes and kandy? Someone else thought that the company used to be called Country Kitchen. Anyway, we recommend this product for all your sticky baking needs this holiday season.

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Past Glues of the Month
August 2003 - Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue
April 2003 - P.C. Woody
January 2003 - Weld-on Adhesives and Cements
December 2002 - Krazy Glue with Skin Guard
November 2002 - Permatex Bullseye Windshield Repair
September 2002 - UHU "Twist & Glue"
August 2002 - Aleene's Platinum Bond Patio and Garden Adhesive
July 2002 - Gloozit Marine and RV Gloo
May 2002 - Jones Tones Plexi Clear Glue
April 2002 - Silicone-Be-Gone
March 2002 - Eggs
February 2002 - Rabbit Skin Glue by Gamblin Artist Colors
January 2002 - LePage's new Easy Flow System
December 2001 - Scotch Tape
November 2001 - Daptex Foam Sealant
October 2001 - Gelatin and Glycerin Glue
September 2001 - Crayola Project Glue
August 2001 - Waterweld
July 2001 - Yes Glue
June 2001 - Little Red Cap
May 2001 - Weldbond reprise
April 2001 - Stoneco Padding Glue
March 2001 - PascoFix
February 2001 - Quick Grab
January 2001 - Coccoina Colla Bianca
December 2000 - Royal Icing
November 2000 - Good Glue
October 2000 - Pros-Aide
September 2000 - Elmer's Galactic Glue
August 2000 - Microcrystalline Wax
July 2000 - LePage's Universal Adhesive
June 2000 - Tear Mender Fabric Leather Cement
May 2000 - Shoe Goo
April 2000 - Magic Goo Gone
March 2000 - Sure Hold Plastic Surgery
February 2000 - Gorilla Glue
January 2000 - Casein Glue (milk)
December 1999 - Aleene's Original "Tacky Glue"
November 1999 - Weldbond Universal Space Age Adhesive
October 1999 - Kryolan Spirit Gum
September 1999 - Elmer's Washable School Glue
August 1999 - Seal-All
July 1999 - Loctite 349 Impruv
June 1999 - Sikaflex
May 1999 - Yamato Sticking Paste
April 1999 - No More Nails
April Fools 1999 - Juicy Fruit Gum
March 1999 - Chair Doctor Glue by Veritas
If you've discovered a glue that you've grown attached to, please let us know. Maybe we can honor your glue in a future month.

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