Attaching Fondant To Buttercream

Decorating By gia2088 Updated 23 Mar 2008 , 10:37am by mbarbi

gia2088 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:04pm
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What is the best way to attach fondant polka dots to the side of a buttercream cake? I have tried before a never end up liking the end result. TIA

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jammjenks Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:27pm
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I use just water. I paint it on the back of the cutouts with a paint brush. I haven't ever had a problem doing it that way. I know some people use piping gel and other things, but I just use water. HTH

sugarshack Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 4:58pm
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yep, water!

leah_s Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 6:22pm
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I just slap the fondant cutouts/motifs onto the buttercream while it is still uncrusted.

diane Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 6:25pm
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i think if you do it while the icing is still wet you won't need anything on the back. icon_biggrin.gif

gia2088 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:59pm
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thank you all for your input. i think i figured out my problem. i was chilling my cake before i put the fondant circles on before, and they kept sliding off. this time i didn't chill, and just used a little bit of water and it worked perfect.

mbarbi Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 10:37am
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Originally Posted by leahs

I just slap the fondant cutouts/motifs onto the buttercream while it is still uncrusted.




same here...or sometimes i just put some leftover buttercream on my decor and put it in the cake. icon_smile.gif

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