Sticking Pokla Dots On Fondant

Decorating By sister340 Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 10:22pm by indydebi

sister340 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:10am
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So my next cake is fondant, square, quite simple. She wants polka dots on each layer. Very small pink on top and bottom, 1" circles on center layer. Im thinking thin fondant or gum paste circles. How would you stick them to the fondant? Also, any suggestions for the very small dots? I don't really think pearls are right, these look flat.
The colors are pink and lime green, does Wilton have a "lime" green gel color?
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Renaejrk Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:14am
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Sometimes I stick fondant to fondant with a little water, but you can also melt a little fondant and use that as a glue. I've also used tylose powder mixed with water as a glue. You can also use RI.

For the small dots just use a decorator tip you'd use to pipe icing on in whatever size dot you want to cut them from fondant, then they're uniform size, and they're flat like what you're looking for.

I don't know if Wilton has the green, I never use Wilton anymore - I usually get Americolor - they have tons of colors.

Rylan Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:16am
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I suggest you use water or tylose glue. I'm not sure if they have lime green but you can achieve the color by adding some yellow to your green -- add a bit brown to soften the brightness.

I'm not sure how small you want your circles so I can't help you on that.

Good luck.

idjitmom Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:52am
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I use vodka. It works great, evaporates quickly (unlike water), & leaves no taste (unlike extract).

How small? If using a tip is to small, use the small wilton circle cutter.

sister340 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:32pm
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Is there a reason not to use royal icing as the glue? And do some of you place royal icing flowers, etc on fondant cakes?

hollyh Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:41pm
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I use water and it works great. I actually am delivering a lime green and pink cake with polka dots today. I will upload a picture later.

I made the lime green with wilton leaf green and a little yellow. It was really easy to get the lime green color. HTH!

Win Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sister340

Is there a reason not to use royal icing as the glue? And do some of you place royal icing flowers, etc on fondant cakes?




Thinned down royal icing is just fine and, yes, royal icing flowers on fondant is fine as well.

Water, vodka, gum glue, etc. --be very careful not to put too much on the back of anything you are applying to fondant as it will have a tendency to want to slip or bleed. You can always tell when a person has used too much liquid underneath an applique. It takes very little to make the item stick. 3-D objects are different because of their weight so you need a little more "glue" in that sense.

brincess_b Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:53pm
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you can use royal icing (or buttercream) but water is free! so id use that for small things. edible glue for bigger things.
an you can put anything on fondant (well, thats edible, lol), royal or bc or gumpaste/ fondant flowers.
xx

mommyle Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:02pm
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My 2 cents... Use water or vodka. Vodka dries quicker. You don't want to be using the others if you are placing a small, flat thing, because the others can leave "bumps" underneath. The cakes with the small dots on mine are done with the #12 tip. It's awesome! And if your surface is powdered up enough, you can just keep punching along, and get like 10 at a time. This is also a good time to have a pasta roller!!!!

Win Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sister340

So my next cake is fondant, square, quite simple. She wants polka dots on each layer. Very small pink on top and bottom, 1" circles on center layer. I'm thinking thin fondant or gum paste circles. How would you stick them to the fondant? Also, any suggestions for the very small dots? I don't really think pearls are right, these look flat.
The colors are pink and lime green, does Wilton have a "lime" green gel color?
princess.gif




Wilton does not have a lime green. Leaf green and lemon yellow (not buttercup) are what you need. Link below is a cake I made to somewhat your description:
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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1199828[/url]

The pink is achieved through brand CK 'cherry pink.' Small dots can be made by using the wider circles in your frosting tips. HTH!

ladybug76 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:10pm
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Also, when I make polka dots, I allow mine to dry on board for 2-4 minutes just so they maintain their shape. Sometimes you can pick up to adhere to cake too soon and they may lose their shape, even just a tad which when you cover a cake with polka tads, that "one odd shaped" one is going to stick out like a sore thumb!!
~ Jaime

sister340 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:01pm
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Thank you! So many good ideas, I REALLY appreciate it!

indydebi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:22pm
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I use water or a dot of buttercream icing. (I dont' use royal icing for anything).

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