I haven't been able to find an answer to my question and am hoping for some feedback. I am making a three tier anniversary cake this week for a friend and she wants the triangle dots on the sides of the cake so I was thinking of using dragees instead of piping with the buttercream icing but how do I attach the dragees so they don't fall off? Do I need to put icing on them, do i need to attach them before my icing crusts, or can I just dampen them with water/vodka to stay on the cake. I will be using a pretty small size. I have never used them before and want to surprise her with a little bling. Thanks for any and all help.
You just prss the dragees onto the buttercream before it crusts. One or two isolated nes may fall off, but that's why you carry a few extras with you.
Can you still add dragees to buttercream after it has already crusted?
I will be doing a wedding cake this weekend with 2 tiers being diamond impression and I will be adding dragees to it. Plan on Icing one night and the next day decorate.
Yes, I've added dragees to BC .... if the BC is not still sticky enough to hold them, I use a #1 or #2 tip to put a small dot on the back of the dragee, then attach (with a pair of tweezers).