How Do You Adhere Dragees On A Fondant Iced Wedding Cake

Decorating By nancy67 Updated 14 Apr 2010 , 9:18am by Rylan

nancy67 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:23am
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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.

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MnSnow Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:29am
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I use piping gel. Works great!

Misdawn Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 1:29am
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I use corn syrup. Just the tiniest bit will do.

marisab Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 3:26am
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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.

KimAZ Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:15am
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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.


Lyndseyb52 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 8:53am
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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 !

Lyndsey xx

Nacnacweazel Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 9:03am
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A dab of RI will do ya! thumbs_up.gif

Rylan Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 9:18am
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I first lightly poke the cake with the end of my tweezers and then push the dragees with some tylose glue to adhere it.

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