Melted Chocolate Vs. Ri

Decorating By jenna15 Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 3:10pm by tiggy2

jenna15 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 2:47pm
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I am curious to know what is the most effective method of attaching flowers and such to the sides of fondant covered cakes. I thought it was gumpaste adhesive like I learned in the Wilton courses but then heard about using RI....but then saw on Amazing Wedding Cakes they were using melted chocolate. What is your opinion on what works best?? I have a cake coming up and I want to make sure this is PERFECT! Thanks for your help!

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chovest Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 2:58pm
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I prefer royal icing for attaching items to fondant. It can be colored easily, and doesn't set up in the piping bag like chocolate does. If you prefer to use chocolate, you can keep it in a dish on a heating pad or in water in an electric skillet or warmer on low to keep it from setting up. Because the chocolate sets up quicker, it may be a better option depending on the application and how heavy the item being attached is. Hope this helps.

tiggy2 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 3:10pm
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sugarshack uses melted chocolate in her videos and it works very well

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