Hi everyone! I am wondering if you can help me on how to attach fondant details (bow, swags, etc.) to a crusted buttercream cake. I have to make a 3 tier-cowboy cake in BC and the Mom wants the "cowboy fringes" in fondant on the sides of the cake, but I have no idea how to make them stay on. The cake will be picked up on Friday and the party will be on a Saturday.
I do a lot of buttercream frosted cakes with fondant accents. I just use water to attach them and it works just fine. You can use a paint brush dipped in water to paint the back of each accent piece or just spritz water on them.
Hope that helps!
I agree with Kim - you can use water but most of the time, I put mine on while th ebuttercream is still soft enough that the fondant adheres to it! Good luck with your order.
i use gum glue. add about a 1/4tsp. sized ball of gumpaste to about a teaspoon of water heated in the microwave for a few seconds so that the gumpaste disolves. stir and you have gum glue. i have used this method for adding swags, flowers, and other decorations to crusted buttercream cakes. works great for me!
I either use water on the back of the fondant piece, or I glue it on with a bit of BC.
I use water and have used buttercream, both work fine.
thanks to all of you my angels!! so, by doing that, the fondant details shouldn't run down the cake?
I use just a smidge of clear piping gel with a paintbrush, just enough to make it tacky not a thick coat...works great nice and sticky, doesn't run!
i use water, too... it makes the fondant stick to just about anything.