Edible Pearls

Decorating By zinger60 Updated 9 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm by leah_s

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zinger60 Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 12:15am
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How do I go about attaching edible pearls to the sides of a cake? If I just push them into the buttercream, I am afraid they would fall off as they sat on there.

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Charmed Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 2:54am
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Royal icing or Edible glue .

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icer101 Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 3:12am
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if the buttercream hasn,t crusted. the pearls will be great. the buttercream will be the glue.. if crusted.. just dab of water.. hth

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__Jamie__ Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 3:29am
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Piping gel and a pointy paintbrush.

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zinger60 Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 7:16pm
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I heard that using royal icing to attach them, the icing would interact with the fat in the buttercream icing and they would fall off. Anyone heard anything like that?

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__Jamie__ Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 7:18pm
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I dunno. But I can't be bothered to make a batch of RI for something like that.

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leah_s Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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ditto. Just stick the pearls on before the bc crusts.

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