Buttercream, Royal....what Icing Do I Use?

Decorating By Dancingprincess64 Updated 17 May 2008 , 5:21am by LeanneW

Dancingprincess64 Posted 17 May 2008 , 4:59am
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Here is the dilemma....

tomorrow is the "big day!" I have made a giant cake (well, it feels like it, anyway!) and the theme is seashells and starfish. The bride wants me to attach the starfish I have made (using melts) onto the side of the cakes, over the fondant.

Does anyone have suggestions on how to attach these? I plan on waiting until I arrive at the reception location when I assemble the cakes to add the candies. I am worried the buttercream will get too warm and the starfish will fall off...hmmm...any help out there!

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LeanneW Posted 17 May 2008 , 5:21am
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Just to be clear, you are attaching decorations made from candy melts to fondant?

I would use RI or melted candy melts, but not BC.

Also I would attach as many as you can before you deliver the cake and do the last minute touch ups there. If any fall off during transit you can reattach them at the venue.

I find that I need to hold the piece in place for a few moments when I attach them and I would hate for youu to be rushed.

If you assemble before you leave I would go with the melted candy melts as your "glue"

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