Attaching A Fondant Bow On The Side Of A Buttercream Cake

Decorating By Jacque2241 Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 8:44pm by Jacque2241

Jacque2241 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 5:34pm
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I've seen small pieces of gumpaste being used to decorate a buttercream covered cake but I'm wondering if I made a bow out of gumpaste will it adhere to the side of a buttercream cake. The buttercream I'm using is butter based and the bow will be placed along the side of the cake so it won't have anything to rest on. I'm nervous about this and I want to see if anyone's done this before. I also wanted to do one of those bows that have the two loops on one side of the ribbon look. I have no idea what it's called but I think it looks gorgeous. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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poohsmomma Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 7:40pm
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If it is pretty heavy, I'm thinking a wire or sucker stick from the bow into the cake might help support the bow. I have attached some large-ish things to the side of buttercream with RI, and with glue made form fondant and water and had pretty good luck.

Jacque2241 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 8:44pm
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Cool idea, a sucker stick or perhaps a skewer. Thank you!!

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