"glueing" Candy Clay To Buttercream

Decorating By jlkallred Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 2:19pm by jlkallred

jlkallred Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 10:41pm
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Is there any special technique to adhereing candy clay pieces to buttercream?
Also, any suggestions for making a goldenrod color?
Thanks!!

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drakegore Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 11:52pm
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hi,
i use candy or chocolate clay on buttercream frequently.

i use smbc which does NOT crust and i just press it on and it sticks like a dream, nothing else needed (i have done with with clay ribbons, branches, cutouts...). i do this on fridged cake otherwise bc will slide around when you put your decorations on. i have never used a crusting buttercream, so if you are using this, my advice may not be applicable.

if i am putting clay on clay (like flowers on branches) i use tiny dots of royal icing, but you could also use melted chocolate.

diane

Bull Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:36am
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I usually put my candy clay cut outs on the cake before the frosting begins to crust. If I put on later, I just take a little paint brush, or your finger, and moisten the clay a bit to stick it on. I've never had a problem with candy clay not sticking or falling off. Bull

jlkallred Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 2:19pm
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Thanks for the info. I'll be giving it a try this weekend!

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