I have a bridal shower cake coming up. They want edible pearls on it. I have bought them, but need to know the best way to attach - glue, water, RI. What do you suggest for a neat look?
i generally use what ever i used on the cake, the left over bits - butter cream, glace, royal. just a tiny spot will usually do.
I always use Royal Icing!
i use royal icing,but clear piping gel makes the glue invincible
Royal icing or clear piping gel.......
If its on a butter iced cake,same medium, but on a fondant covered cake I usually take leftover pieces of fondant, put in a mug add a little warm water and mash together till it forms a paste then I use a tiny bristled paintbrush to add the paste to the spot where I want to fix my dragee and Voila! This way my glue blends well with the cake.
Royal icing most of the time for me! If I'm working with buttercream (and no RI is involved), buttercream is fine too.
I just use a tiny amount of RI, so that you can't see the RI.
It is going to be on fondant. So thanks for the wonderful ideas. I like the idea of making glue out of the fondant of the clear piping gel. Don't have to worry about it being seen.
Again THANKS! You are all wonderful will your help!
I always use clear piping gel and you can not see what was used to attatch the pearsl.
Teehee....just kiddin! Little touch of icing, piping gel...it all works.
eme926 You are CRAZY .My heart went 'thump' for a second when I saw ur suggestion Horrible sense of humour !!!!!
It never occurred to me to use clear piping gel. I'll try that next time. Thanks for sharing your secrets!