Getting Silver Dragees To Stick

Decorating By chris93chris93 Updated 13 Jul 2009 , 11:37pm by indydebi

chris93chris93 Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 10:14pm
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I am needing advice on how to get these little things to stick to my butter cream frosting??? I'm decorating the sides of a 4 layer square cake with these and have to make sure they stay !!! any help i would be greatful thanks

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mcaulir Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:05pm
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I've only stuck them to fondant, and used royal icing, which worked fine. If your buttercream doesn't crust, I would think they would just stick straight to it. Maybe someone can help more!

__Jamie__ Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:11pm
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Clear piping gel...the teeniest dab.

deetmar Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:28pm
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All of the above! Sometimes I use buttercream, sometimes, piping gel, royal icing, and sometimes I even use melted chocolate with a small tip, of course it should be the color of the background so it blends in. icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:37pm
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I use a #1 or #2 tip and put the smallest dab of BC icing on the cake and place it immediately on that. Holds fine.

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