Icing "glue"?

Decorating By ashleyandlee Updated 7 Feb 2009 , 2:48am by tracey1970

ashleyandlee Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 3:28pm
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I need to stick some fondant (rolled buttercream) shapes onto a buttercream-iced cake. Can anyone tell me what type of icing to use to stick the shapes onto the cake?

The buttercream icing on the cake is a crusting recipe, so I'm worried if I just use that icing on the backs of the fondant shapes, they're going to fall off when it hardens.

Any suggestions? Would a bit of corn syrup on the back of the shapes hold?


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karateka Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 3:51pm
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I usually just brush the back of my fondant decorations with a little water. Works like a charm.

tracey1970 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 2:48am
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If the fondant accents aren't too heavy, I just stick 'em right on the buttercream without any "glue" at all. Never had a problem.

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