Attaching Fondant Belt & Buckle To B/c Cake

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lscain1 Posted 21 May 2010 , 10:30pm
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I'm making a cake that looks like western jeans. I saw several pictures on here that I liked. They have a fondant belt going around them with a buckle on it and belt loops. The belt looks so heavy I'm afraid that the weight will eventually pull it down. Has anyone made this before? How can I assure that it won't fall? Oh, btw, I'm not covering the cake with fondant. I'm using buttercream to cover it and fondant for the belt and buckle. Thanks!

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Ballymena Posted 21 May 2010 , 11:49pm
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Shouldn't be a problem.

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lscain1 Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:15am
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Do I just put water on it to stick it or something else? I normally use water and it is fine but I have had things start to slide a little and they were much smaller. (I'm new at the fondant stuff.)

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Ballymena Posted 23 May 2010 , 9:16am
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If your buttercream has crusted just put a thin layer of fresh buttercream on the back of the belt. If it hasn't crusted it should hold as is.

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DianeLM Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:46pm
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I've used melted chocolate to glue heavy items to bc. Works great and dries fast. Royal icing works too, but it doesn't dry fast enough, IMO.

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lscain1 Posted 24 May 2010 , 7:45pm
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Okay, thanks! I've never used melted chocolate. What kind do you get?

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DianeLM Posted 24 May 2010 , 9:20pm
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I just use candy melts.

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lscain1 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:49pm
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Thanks for all of your advice! I ended up just using buttercream and it worked fine, but I split the belt in half and it was covered by the belt loops and buckle. That way it was a little easier to work with. Thanks!

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