Preferred Method For Attaching Fondant Accents

Decorating By mrsclox Updated 12 Apr 2009 , 12:50am by jensenscakes

mrsclox Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:23pm
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I'm wondering, what is everyone's preferred method for attaching fondant accents to fondant or buttercream cakes?

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tracycakes Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:29pm
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I usually just use water and a small brush.

jer702 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:29pm
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For attaching Fondant to fondant I mostly use vodka to attach the pieces, and then on on BC cake, I used bc to attach.

jammjenks Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:33pm
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brush on a little water with a small paintbrush.

ncox Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:41pm
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I've had good luck with putting fondant piece on a dampened paper towel for a few seconds then onto the buttercream.

brannendeville Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:43pm
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I usually just rub water on with my finger, easier than a brush JMO icon_biggrin.gif

jer702 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:43pm
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Originally Posted by ncox

I've had good luck with putting fondant piece on a dampened paper towel for a few seconds then onto the buttercream.




I'll have to try that one. Thanks

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 8:24pm
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I usually use water on a cake only paint brush for attaching to fondant and a small amount of BC when attaching to BC.

kakeladi Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 8:52pm
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If attaching fondant items to b'cream - Pipe an open circle of icing - if a lg piece use several adn push onto cake. The circle formas a suction to help hold the piece to the cake.

Water is o.k. for attaching to fondant.

patty5 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 5:31pm
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wow, kakeladi that's a great tip! Thanks you!

RobzC8kz Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:10pm
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Piping gel and a paint brush. Goes on sticky and dries pretty fast!

msulli10 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:19pm
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I use water and a very small amount of Tylose powder. After it disolves it becomes the consistency of glue. It works great for fondant on fondant.

SugarLover2 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:20pm
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I like to lick them and stick them on.

Ok, kidding!!! lol

I usually use water or buttercream or even royal icing if I'm using it on the cake anyway.

MayWest Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:32pm
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water does it for me. sometimes buttercream

Daytona Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 7:53pm
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I was taught in a class to take pea size peice of fondant and put it in a couple of ounces of water (a baby food jar or some small container like that with a tight fitting lid) put the fondant in it let disolve and it acts like glue, it is not thick like glue.

mrsclox Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 10:38pm
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Originally Posted by SugarLover2

I like to lick them and stick them on.




icon_lol.gif HaHa! I do have a hard time remembering not to lick my fingers.

jules06 Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 10:01am
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I use water if the fondant is still soft - for dried pieces, I use R.I or edible glue ( cmc/tylose mixed with water )

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Frankyola Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 10:24am
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Originally Posted by msulli10

I use water and a very small amount of Tylose powder. After it disolves it becomes the consistency of glue. It works great for fondant on fondant.


That is what I do and I looooooove it, I will not use anithing else ever thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

sweetjan Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 11:23am
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msullie10 and frankyola are doing what I was just taught in a class...tylose and water. It's the most secure way.

Frankyola Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 3:15pm
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jensenscakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:50am
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I love water. icon_smile.gif

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