Attaching Fondant Decorations To Fondant Covered Cake.

Decorating By MrsNancyB1 Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 5:24am by MrsNancyB1

MrsNancyB1 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 9:56pm
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Sorry for all the questions lately...my cake is due for Saturday (my son's birthday). I'll be quiet by Sunday. icon_lol.gif

Anyways, I want to attach fondant circle cutouts to my fondant covered cake. How much water should I use to brush the back of the cutout with? I don't want the colors to bleed, but I don't want the pieces to slide off either.

Would someone please advise me?

TIA!

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dsilvest Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:03pm
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Use clear alcohol like vodka or vanilla to adheare the circles. The alcohol disipates into the air quickly and doesn't make the fondant gummy. Water does. Brush the liquid on lightly though. You want it damp not wet.

mcdonald Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:06pm
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I use water lightly to attach my fondant...

mcdonald Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:06pm
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I use water lightly to attach my fondant...

mcdonald Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:06pm
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I use water lightly to attach my fondant...

mcdonald Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:08pm
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sorry for the multiple posts!!! Didn't mean anything by it!! Guess I need to be more patient and not hit submit so many times...

Rylan Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 10:11pm
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Just enough to moisten it. Make sure you don't put too much because it will slide down.

haleynicole0608 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:18am
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does the alcohol or water work if the circles are dry? and what about piping gel with a little bit of water mixed in?

Price Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:29am
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You can also use a small amount of melted white chocolate.

varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:34am
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Originally Posted by haleynicole0608

does the alcohol or water work if the circles are dry? and what about piping gel with a little bit of water mixed in?




Yes, it'll work if the circles are dry. So wil plain piping gel, or a touch of buttercream, or royal icing.

haleynicole0608 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:35am
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Originally Posted by varika


Yes, it'll work if the circles are dry. So wil plain piping gel, or a touch of buttercream, or royal icing.




Thanks.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:24am
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Thanks everyone!

I lightly brushed on some clear vanilla extract on the back of the decorations, and it worked beautifully. But boy, does it ever stick on! Once I put the decorations on, there was no way I could move them if I positioned them slightly incorrectly. Oh well, it's my first cake...I'm learning from experience. icon_smile.gif

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