Hello! I'm a beginner here and was wondering what do you use to attach fondant decorations (cut-outs) to cake? thanks!
To attach fondant to buttercream, stick the fondant on before the buttercream crusts or moisten the back of the fondant lightly with water and then hold it in place on the cake for a second until it starts to stick.
To attach fondant to fondant, use meringue powder mixed with water, or tylose mixed with water.
If you're attaching them to a fondant cake, I use a little drop of water on the back of the deco and press it to the cake. For buttercream, I like to use a little bit of frosting on the back. You can also use royal icing. You can use frosting for a fondant cake, too, if you prefer.
It's fairly easy to do. You can put a small dab of buttercream on the back side of the decoration. A "glue" can be made from gumpaste and warm water, or you can lightly moisten the back of the decoration with water. make sure you don't use too much, just run a damp paint brush over the back and attach it.
I like to use RI to attach fondant to fondant.
I use whatever is handy; clear vanilla brushed on with paint brush, BC icing, royal icing or gumpaste disolved in water