Help W/ Silver Dragees On Fondant

Decorating By maryg083 Updated 17 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm by CakesBySandy

maryg083 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:45pm
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Can anyone tell me how to properly attach the little silver dragees onto fonsant? I haven't started yet, but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good cake until I have somesort of clue as to what I'm doing!

Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:51pm
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Get a parchment paper bag with some clear piping gel. Use a TINY dot of gel and plop the dragee onto the cake. The gel is good in case it oozes out around the dragee you won't see it. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

MrsMissey Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:57pm
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..that is what I use too! Haven't had one fall off yet!

maryg083 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:04pm
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Oh my goodness! What an awesome simple solution! You guys are the best! Thanks for your help! thumbs_up.gif

BlueDevil Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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Same here...but I usually pick up the dragee with small tweezers and just touch lightly to the surface of my piping gel.

Maria_Campos Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueDevil

Same here...but I usually pick up the dragee with small tweezers and just touch lightly to the surface of my piping gel.




I do the same with my long angeled tweezer, and apply a little pressure, justly lightly to push the dragee in the fondant to make sure it's there to stay.

bashini Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:38pm
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You can use Royal Icing too! icon_smile.gif

MadPhoeMom Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:41pm
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i am not a cusser, but when i put dragees on fondant those slippery little buggers sometimes jump out of my tweezer....they roll/bounce and i occasionally find them when i'm vaccuuming....
have fun, great tips!
sally

sweetcakes Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 2:57pm
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oh yes, they will be rolling all over the place. put a towel under the cake if you can or around it to stop them from rolling off the counter.

maryg083 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:22pm
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icon_lol.gif I'm sure there will be some cussing to be heard during this process! 1st actual wedding cake, so I want to make sure I don't ruin anything- trying to make it as easy on myself as possible!

Sweetcakes- Thanks for the towel tip too- that's a great idea!

CakesBySandy Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm
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I've used buttercream to attach and that worked too.

Good luck!

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