Fondant Drapes On Buttercream???

Decorating By diane Updated 18 May 2009 , 4:36pm by Tellis12

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diane Posted 17 May 2009 , 11:36pm
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i am doing my daughter's graduation cake. she wants buttercream and fondant drapes.

my question: how do you attach fondant drapes so they won't fall off?
i would prefer a fondant covered cake, but my daughter isn't fond of it, so i have to go with all buttercream. i just don't want the drapes to fall off during the celebration. icon_confused.gif

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sweetlayers Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:53am
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I attach mine with toothpicks and use other decoration like flowers or something to hide it. I've never draped a fondant cake, but I can't imagine it being much different that what you would normally do.

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diane Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:54pm
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toothpicks...never thought of that. icon_confused.gif just hope if remember to take them out when i serve the cake. icon_surprised.gif

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BREN28 Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:22pm
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i also wondered if that was possible,i just assumed the fondant would be too heavy and fall off and pull the buttercream with it.

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tonedna Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:28pm
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I do it all the time with no problems.
I dont use toothpicks just some buttercream. But you have to make sure is not soft buttercream. I use crusting buttercream
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jeking Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:31pm
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Yep...do it all the time. Only use buttercream to hold it.

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Tellis12 Posted 18 May 2009 , 4:36pm
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I've done it with toothpicks. I like the security it gave me. It probably would have held just fine with only the bc, but I wasn't completely confident so I used toothpicks.

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