I tried to attach the letters with a little water on the back, but it didn't seem to stick very well. Can I use candy coating?
That will work.. or royal icing. It's best to try to stick them on when the letters are not dry yet. You can let them set up a bit so they are easier to handle, but still not dry. That way they will not look like they aren't lying flush with your plaque. The candy coating or royal icing along with any uneven areas on your plaque will make them appear like the letters are popping off of the plaque a bit.
I have not tried candy coating but I suppose it may work. How much water did you apply? If you put too much then the fondant will slide off. You want to just make it damp with a small brush and hold it onto your plaque for a couple seconds and it should adhere as long as your surfaces are lining up. Royal icing would probably work too, I just always use water. Good luck.
hi all.. i've tried using royal icing as well.. but just wondering how everyone does it. I usually try and just dot a couple of dots of RI on the tips of the letters before sticking it on the plaque.. but i always end up getting the icing squeezed out at the sides during the sticking process causing it to be very unsightly... does anyone have any tips for how they use RI to stick the letters on without getting the RI squeezed out from the sides of the letters??
I would apply the RI closer to the middle or a thicker part of the letter and use less icing. And if it squishes out the sides, use a Q-tip right away to wipe away the excess before it dries.
haha.. thanks cakeladyem.. would never have dreamed of using Q-tips for this purpose..
Missytex - for future use in applying not fully dried fondant on fondant (or even gumpaste), may I suggest using a clear alcohol such as vodka or rum. Their alcohol content evaporates. Water "eats" away at the fondant/gumpaste. I hear Everclear is the best b/c the alcohol content is highest (I will switch to that when the Vodka runs out).
Perfect suggestion above for using RI on not fully dried fondant. I do the same. A slightly dampened paint brush (in vodka) to help sweep away excess RI will work too. Personally I dont use cotton swabs as I have had trouble with cotton fibers coming off (hard to see when working with white on white).
thanks wrightway777 for the tips
I use fondant melted with a little water.
I use fondant glue