I am wanting to do a design on the side of a fondant iced wedding cake with dragees/candied pearls. What is the best way to adhere them so they don't fall off?
Thanks for any help.
I use piping gel. Works great!
I use corn syrup. Just the tiniest bit will do.
Make the tiniest dent first where the dragee is to go using the wrong end of a small paintbrush or similar. Put a little dab of water or tylose glue and push dragee in slighty.
It helps if the fondant has a slightly tacky feel to it. I just adhere the dragees using my fingers straight into the fondant with no glue of any kind. The fondant gets a bit tacky in the fridge and it's never a problem.
I use royal icing, sets rock hard. I make a small piping cone and cut the tiniest hole. It's quick too.
I've tried usign liquid glue on ssilver dragees and the colour came off them !
A dab of RI will do ya!
I first lightly poke the cake with the end of my tweezers and then push the dragees with some tylose glue to adhere it.