How Do I Apply Dragees To Fondant?

Decorating By LindsayLu Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 2:39am by glendaleAZ

LindsayLu Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:47am
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I bought some gold dragees. I would like to use them to decorate a cake that I will be putting together tomorrow(nothing like waiting until the last min). What is the best way to "glue" them onto the cake?

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Kellbella Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:52am
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A little BC or RI will do.

icer101 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:55am
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or a little touch of piping gel.. or sugar glue..etc..

PatricesPieces Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:13am
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You could use some chocolate too...it hardens quickly.

sugarandslice Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:16am
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If you make a tiny hole/dent in the fondant with frilling tool, then push the dragee in, you hardly need to use any glue. I use Tylose-based glue which dries clear

Chippi Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 6:40am
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I have this lil miniature machine gun that you load the dragees into and shoot away!!! icon_twisted.gif

If it isn't working I use RI icon_rolleyes.gif

ZoesMum Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:20pm
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I too make a tiny indent and then just use a little dab of water in the hole I've made...not too much, or the colour comes off the dragee...

butterfly831915 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:29pm
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1. Use either water or buttercream for mine.

2. A cool thing to use to help make it easier on placing the dragee-i purchased the pixo (children's toy) pen, it holds several and you just press a little button on the side and it'l pop right out, no more slips of the fingers for me. Hehe.

Hope I helped.

artscallion Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:39pm
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it depends on the look I want. If I don't want anything but the dragee to show, I use either a Tylose or meringue powder based glue. If I think it's appropriate to the design to have a little glue showing, I use a teensy dot of royal icing.

The royal icing is easier as the dragees will instantly stay where you put them. And this often looks nice on a more voluptuous cake.

The tylose/meringue glue gives you a cleaner look for more formal/elegant look, but sometimes, particularly if the fondant is dry, you have to hold it, or gently rub it into place to get it to stick. Rubbing it allows the glue to dissolve the fondant surface a bit, so you get a good bond. It's like Kerry Vincent says re sticking things on fondant(QFM) "wet on wet is easy, wet on dry is okay, dry on dry is trouble."

beenie51 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 8:37am
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icon_biggrin.gif use a little piping gel. I have done that before and has worked well.

JenniferMI Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:10am
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I usually like clear piping gel, but I like the chocolate idea.

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didavista Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:28am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by butterfly831915

1. Use either water or buttercream for mine.

2. A cool thing to use to help make it easier on placing the dragee-i purchased the pixo (children's toy) pen, it holds several and you just press a little button on the side and it'l pop right out, no more slips of the fingers for me. Hehe.

Hope I helped.





Whoa...What is this toy and where do u find it!! Does it hold different size dragees?

mommyle Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 12:35am
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I like to lick mine first. Gives it that personal touch!!!! Image

Peridot Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:36am
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mommyle....OMG LOL!!!!

mom2spunkynbug Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:47am
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I use a damp paintbrush (dampened with water) and just tap where I want the dragee to go. Then push the dragee into the dampened spot.

SweettoothSammi Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 2:57am
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I pipe a dot of piping gel where I need the dragee to go and put the dragee on the piping get dot with tweezers. You won't have to hold it there for long. Just put the dragee on and go. It sticks pretty quick and never comes off.

cakesbycathy Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by butterfly831915

1. Use either water or buttercream for mine.

2. A cool thing to use to help make it easier on placing the dragee-i purchased the pixo (children's toy) pen, it holds several and you just press a little button on the side and it'l pop right out, no more slips of the fingers for me. Hehe.

Hope I helped.




I HATE that toy. It is banned in our house icon_rolleyes.gif

cakesweetiecake Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 2:29pm
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Originally Posted by mommyle

I like to lick mine first. Gives it that personal touch!!!! Image




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loriemoms Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by Chippi

I have this lil miniature machine gun that you load the dragees into and shoot away!!! icon_twisted.gif

If it isn't working I use RI icon_rolleyes.gif




I want one of those! hahaha!

glendaleAZ Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:39am
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WOW that is so cool.

The last time I had to put dragees on a cake half of them ended up on the floor because they kept shooting out from the end of the teezers. icon_cry.gif

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