juliet Posted 22 Mar 2005 , 10:06pm
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Hello. I want to do a cake I saw that has sugar cookies stuck all over the sides. Can I use buttercream icing and stick the cookies with royal icing? Is the buttercream gonna be able to sustain the weight? Thanx for your repplies

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cakeconfections Posted 22 Mar 2005 , 10:28pm
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I dont know if buttercream is strong enought to hold it. I know some use royal icing as a form of glue. I would make it thick rather then thing.

cakeconfections Posted 22 Mar 2005 , 10:28pm
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I dont know if buttercream is strong enought to hold it. I know some use royal icing as a form of glue. I would make it thick rather then thing. I suppose you could even use melted candy melts.

nashsmom Posted 22 Mar 2005 , 11:31pm
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In my Wilton 2004 yearbook, it shows cakes attached on the sides of cakes and the instructions say to attach with icing. I would think royal or cookie icing would hold.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 23 Mar 2005 , 12:54am
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I used buttercream to attach the cookies to my Homer Simpson 50th birthday cake. The pic is in the birthday cake gallery...but God only knows where! Sorry!

diane Posted 23 Mar 2005 , 12:50pm
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i use royal icing for that...it dries hard. i guess it would depend on how big the cookie is too.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 23 Mar 2005 , 12:59pm
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I can see royal icing used to attach cookies to a fondant covered cake, but if the cake is covered in buttercream, I would use buttercream to attach the cookies. I failed to state in my last post that when I did this, not one cookie fell off.

flayvurdfun Posted 23 Mar 2005 , 1:46pm
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A friend of mine got my buttercream recipe (actually its Wilton's) but anyway, she iced the whole back to a gingerbread cookie and placed it on the sides of a rectangular cake, and it stayed but I dont know how much she put.... she was just messing around....

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 10:44am
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I've just used buttercream the couple of times I've done it. I kind of pressed it into the cake without damaging the icing on the cake.

MrsMissey Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 12:36am

Mix a ball of fondant in with water to create a a thick soupy mixture.. this is a great form of glue to attach something to fondant.

Another option is piping gel..it's a great glue to hold something to buttercream!

juliet Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 3:38am

Thanks for all the ideas. I think for the weight I'll probablly use fondant. Hopefully it works out!

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