Water On Buttercream Icing????

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 21 Jul 2009 , 4:46pm by Doug

Mikel79 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:51pm
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Hi all!

I have read other posts where it has been said that some cake artists use WATER to attach fondant accents to a buttercream iced cake. That puzzles me. Is water strong enough to hold fondant to a buttercream iced cake? How does water adhere to icing? I always thought you should use icing or piping gel when attaching fondant accents to a buttercream iced cake.

For those who use water on BC iced cakes, please let me know how it works for you and any tips you can pass on....

Thanks in advance


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indydebi Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:30pm
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I've used water and I've used BC on the back of the fondant pieces. Both work fine. How the water works .... I've no idea. I just know that it does and that's all I need. thumbs_up.gif

Mikel79 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:24pm
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Doug Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:46pm
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water temporarily dissolves the sugar in both the BC and the fondant.

and when sugar syrup dries (think spilled soda pop) we all know how sticky that is!

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