Attaching Fondant Stripes And Circles To Buttercream

Decorating By aundrea Updated 24 Feb 2010 , 6:43am by cksweets

aundrea Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 10:18am
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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.

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noahsmummy Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 11:05am
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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?

aundrea Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 11:24am
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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.

mamawrobin Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 11:27am
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I use clear vanilla extract.

noahsmummy Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 11:34am
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looking forward to results!

poohsmomma Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:20pm
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I use a little water, or if it is something bigger a little gumpaste glue.

sewsweet2 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:59pm
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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.

snocilla Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:28pm
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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.

ChristianD Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:44pm
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I use mmf. How do you attach fondant stripes or other decorations to fondant covered cakes? Thank you

PuffCake Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:53pm
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I put a little buttercream on the back of the fondant pieces. It works well, even when attaching to the sides of the cake.

ChristianD Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 3:07pm
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Thank you. I will try that.

PuffCake Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 3:14pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

ChristianD Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:23pm
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Thanks for the clarification. That does seem like it you would be neater. icon_biggrin.gif

mandirombold Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm
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I attach fondant to fondant with h2o. and fondant to buttercream with buttercream

cksweets Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 6:43am
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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".

hth! icon_smile.gif

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