Best Way To Attach Dragees?

Decorating By sheilabelle Updated 6 Apr 2009 , 7:12pm by cylstrial

sheilabelle Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:16am
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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? icon_smile.gif

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brincess_b Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 9:03am
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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.

bashini Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 10:19am
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I always use Royal Icing! icon_smile.gif

solascakes Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 10:48am
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i use royal icing,but clear piping gel makes the glue invincible

sweetjan Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:21am
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Royal icing or clear piping gel.......

Tee-Y Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:58am
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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.

sweetopia Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 12:13pm
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Royal icing most of the time for me! If I'm working with buttercream (and no RI is involved), buttercream is fine too.

cylstrial Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:09pm
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I just use a tiny amount of RI, so that you can't see the RI.

sheilabelle Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:18pm
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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!


Tona Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:34pm
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I always use clear piping gel and you can not see what was used to attatch the pearsl.

eme926 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:00am
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Teehee....just kiddin! Little touch of icing, piping all works.

Tee-Y Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 8:16pm
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eme926 You are CRAZY icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif .My heart went 'thump' for a second when I saw ur suggestion icon_lol.gif Horrible sense of humour icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif !!!!!

cylstrial Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:12pm
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It never occurred to me to use clear piping gel. I'll try that next time. Thanks for sharing your secrets!

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