This is probably a *very* basic question. But when attaching fondant accent or dragees to buttercream, do I need to use any royal icing? Do I just push in the accent or dragee directly into the buttercream without RI?? Will it be secure?
I always use a little royal icing on dragees when attaching them...Pushing dragees into buttercream alone will make the dragees fall off if it's on the sides of cake...HTH
I use a non crusting bc and I just slap motifs on there and push the dragees in. If you use a crusting bc, but work fast you can do the same.
I usually ice with a crusting BC so if I can work quick before the BC has crusted then I will just stick them on but if not, I will use a bit of icing on the accents just to make sure there are no mishaps.
I dont use RI for anything cake. I use my regular BC and a small tip to 'glue' the dragees into place.
A bit of melted chocolate or white chocolate might work too, I'd experiment first though.
I don't use anything to adhere a fondant accent to buttercream. Just set it in place - I've never had an issue with it moving.
As for dragees, I just use a small tip (1 or 2) with regular buttercream in the piping bag, just pipe a little dot on the dragee and place on.