Sticking Fondant Decorations To Side Of Fondant Cake......

Decorating By Hellola Updated 21 Jul 2008 , 8:06pm by Leahrose

Hellola Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 5:59pm
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I have searched for this and cannot find the thread. Can anyone help me?

What is the best way to stick fondant to fondant? I am especially worried about the sides.

Thank you so much!!!

12 replies
sarahpierce Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:04pm
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water. Yep, it's that simple. Just use a little, you don't want the fondant too wet. HTH

jammjenks Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:04pm
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I just brush the back with water and a small paintbrush.

tonedna Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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Is as simple as that!...Water..not too much..You can use extract too!

MayWest Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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paintbrush and water

MicheleH Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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I have also heard of vodka or clear vanilla.

JennaK Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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I have used water and clear vanilla.

citruspink Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:11pm
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you can also buy/make sugar glue but water works fine, depends on how much you need it to stick.

I use the glue if I am making figures but if just sticking a pattern onto the cake where not much weight is involved then I just use water

here is Aine2's video on how to make the glue...

tonedna Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:17pm
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Adding to what citrus said the water is ok for the cake. When you are working with gumpaste and more complicated stuff is better to have a glue with some consistency.

SUELA Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:18pm
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Alcohol based extracts are good as the alcohol evaporates quicker than water. Adhesive is made with 1 TBSP water to 1/4 tsp fondant or gumpaste. However, as mentioned water works too.

amandamotley Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 6:23pm
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For really heavy stuff, I have used piping gel. But I'm with everyone else, water is the way to go most of the time.

Iloveweddings Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 7:54pm
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My cake instructor taught us water with fondant in it. How I do it is I warm up the water. I take pices of fondant and use my ball tool to flatten/thin out. ThenI put it in the water. I found the fondant desolves faster that way than when it is in balls or clumps. For heavy stuff, piping gel is great.

Leahrose Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 8:06pm
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i was taught to use piping gel but u have to be really neat with it. it can make a sticky mess but it holds well!

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