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
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 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.
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.
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!
i use royal icing for that...it dries hard. i guess it would depend on how big the cookie is too.
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.
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....
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.
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!
Thanks for all the ideas. I think for the weight I'll probablly use fondant. Hopefully it works out!
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