what is the best way to attach fondant to buttercream?
a gumpaste glue or just alittle water? not sure what would hold the best and not drip or bleed into the buttercream.
im having my first crack at this technique on the weekend! personally im planning on the water route, i dont see how that not going to work unless your cutouts are really thick and heavy?
im going to attempt in a few minutes.....thinking water as well. when i make gumpaste glue it makes the fondant so tacky and hard to apply to buttercream. its ok to attach to fondant though.
wish me luck!! ill let you know how it turns out.
I use clear vanilla extract.
looking forward to results!
I use a little water, or if it is something bigger a little gumpaste glue.
I use cornsyrup and a brush to dab on a little cornsyrup onto the back of my fondant pieces to attach to my crusting buttercream.
I just stick it onto the buttercream. The buttercream holds it on without any adhesive. Both of my zebra cakes, my snowman, and the polka dot and paisley cake are all done this way.
I use mmf. How do you attach fondant stripes or other decorations to fondant covered cakes? Thank you
I put a little buttercream on the back of the fondant pieces. It works well, even when attaching to the sides of the cake.
Thank you. I will try that.
ChristianD, I was responding to the OP's question about attaching fondant to buttercream. I use buttercream for that. To attach fondant to fondant, I use piping gel or corn syrup
Thanks for the clarification. That does seem like it you would be neater.
I attach fondant to fondant with h2o. and fondant to buttercream with buttercream
i'm kinda new to this too but i haven't had luck w/ sticking them directly onto the buttercream. i like to use clear alcohol, like vodka. if it's a kid's bday cake, i'll use extract or water.
don't use too much of anything or you will have "drips".