Help...how Do I Attach Dried Fondant/gumpaste Accents To

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Jannie92869 Posted 29 May 2010 , 11:48am
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How do I attach dried fondant/gumpaste accents to a buttercream cake? Let cake crust....then use a dab of buttercream? In the past, I have used the accents freshly cut but this time I had so many I had to make ahead of time. The event is for today....I am icing cakes now to let them crust.

Thank you for any help you can give...I will be checking back periodically.
Thanks

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jendardis Posted 29 May 2010 , 11:52am
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I just add a little water to the back. I am not sure if that is what you are suppose to do, but it works for me.

Jannie92869 Posted 29 May 2010 , 11:59am
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Jendardis, thanks for your speedy reply. I was thinking about that...but then I was thinking that was only if I have fondant on fondant? but you have done it with fondant to buttercream?

Thanks

pattycakesnj Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:20pm
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I did a buttercream wedding cake last week with fondant accents and flowers. I used royal icing to attach the decorations but you can also use some bc

jendardis Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:35pm
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That is the only way I do it. Just add a touch of water to the back of the fondant decoration. Most of the time though, my decorations are not super dry. That may make a difference.

Jannie92869 Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:41pm
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Thanks Jendardis and Pattycakesnj. My decorations are completely dry..I made them last night and icing the cakes now. I know I won't have time to even try royal at this point...so I will try the buttercream or water method and see which works.

Thanks for your help

pattycakesnj Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:43pm
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I also press the decorations kind of into the cake, if that makes sense

Jannie92869 Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:45pm
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Pattycakesnj, I was thinking that....I should let it crust and hopefully when I go to "press" them into the buttercream ....I won't make any dents?

Thanks

jendardis Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:46pm
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good luck! Let us know how it goes!

Jannie92869 Posted 29 May 2010 , 10:18pm
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Thanks Jendardis and Pattycakesnj,

I ended up putting a dab of buttercream where needed. Some were still damp so I was able to just put them on.

Thanks for all your help..it just means the world to know someone is always right there..when you are in "panic" mode. icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you

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