Buttercream Cake With Fondont Design

Decorating By cldgentile Updated 28 Nov 2008 , 2:11am by kakeladi

cldgentile Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 2:56pm
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I hope you all can help me, I have to make a buttercream iced wedding cake and she want's a fondant bow and her monogram on the cake. I know the bow part but how do I hold up (so it does not "slide down") the monogram? The only thing I can come up with is with toothpicks but she wants it all edible. Thank's for any suggestion.

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millermom Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 3:06pm
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How big of a monogram? I have never had trouble sticking soft fondant to the side of a cake with "gum glue." This is a pea sized piece of gumpaste dissolved in 1-2 Tbsp. water.

If you are going to harden the monogram into a plaque, maybe you could just prop it up.

Sorry I'm not more help, but maybe this will give you the bump you need!

leah_s Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 1:34am
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I just hand form monograms from a thin rope of fondant (extruded) and slap it onto the side of the tier. It never slides down.

kakeladi Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 2:11am
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I agree w/the others. There should be no problems w/the fondant decos staying put on b'cream. Try to make them as thin &/or small as possible to cut down on weight that might cause a problem.

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