Gum Paste Adhesive
Mix Meringue Powder and water together in a very small container (1 or 2 oz. size recommended). Add more water if mixture is too thick. The consistency should be that of heavy cream. Mixture should be thin and transparent when brushed on petals and leaves. It should not be too thick so that it leaves a buildup. Brush on decorations. Cover and refrigerate any remaining adhesive. Mixture may be kept for 4-5 days if needed.
VARIATION: Break off small pieces of Ready-To-Use Gum Paste and add to 1 tablespoon water. Let rest for 30 minutes or until gum paste is softened and dissolved.