I have yet another question about the cake I am doing for tomorrow. I am doing a border of fondant "balls" and am not sure of the best way to attach them. Do I pipe a border of buttercream and stick them in that or is it best to brush piping gel on them and then stick them on? I have done this once before (can't really remember how I attached them) and after the cake sat over night the buttercream was dryish and cracking around where the balls were stuck. Not sure why but would like to avoid that this time. TIA
You could do it either way. If I was doing the cake, I'd probably pipe a pulled-out dot on the back of each ball and then stick it in place.
When I attached mine I used a paint brush and water. I didn't have a problem with them drying or falling off. Some ppl like to use bc or piping gel. HTH!
I've only done it once; on both tiers of a 2tier cake. I used a little bit of glue brushed onto the back of each ball. Glue made from Tylose and water.
I eother paint with water or piping gel
If they are going on a buttercream cake, then I pipe a little dot of buttercream, then apply. You could also use piping gel.
I always use water and have never had a problem with them falling off
I use royal icing...