I am making a mug cake and have never worked with gumpaste. I need to attach the gumpaste handle to the fondant mug.
What should I use to attach?
Is the handle very heavy? If it is weighty, you may want to insert some small dowels in the ends of the handle and attach to the side of the fondant mug with royal icing. I would place something under the handle until the royal icing had a chance to harden. I've never done this before, but if I were going to try it, that is how I would do it. Do you have a practice mug you could try it out on first to make sure it doesn't mess up your cake. I'd be afraid the handle might rip the cake.
I would have dowels or lollipop sticks to insert into the cake. I would make the handle light wieght, foil covered with gumpaste perhaps. I like to use chocolate to glue things on like that. If you are really good, you can make and upright dowel that has wholes in it to secure the handle dowels. That would take some presicion but would work to prevent the handle ripping the cake. You could stack the cake with straws to mark the spot for the handle. Cover the cake in bc or fondant and then insert the handle sticks into the straw. KWIM That should work.
Thanks for the advice! It's quite a small mug and handle, so I think "RI glue" may work. I will post it if it works out. But I am practicing for a bigger cake and handle, so this is great info I can apply towards that project...
You can also use melted chocolate that way you don't have to mix up an entire batch of royal icing. It sets very quickly and can use white chocolate so it doesn't show.
Jlynnw's idea sounds better then mine. Much more secure. Less chance of breaking the cake or handle falling off. Thanks for the tip jlynnw. I'll try to remember that one.