Sticking Fondant Etc. To Cake Surfaces

Decorating By StephsCakes72 Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 11:24am by StephsCakes72

StephsCakes72 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:04pm
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Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a another way to "glue" fondant and other decorations to cakes other than using buttercream. Is there something clear? I'm pretty new to cake decorating. When I use buttercream, it shows through the sides and seems a little messy.

Thanks in advance for your help. icon_smile.gif

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CandyCU Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:32pm
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Hi Missymaam,

If you're wanting to stick fondant to fondant, water usually works using a small brush - or you could try sugar glue or even egg white.
Other CCers might be able to help you some more...

HTH?!

Cheers!

KHalstead Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:33pm
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I just brush the back of the fondant pieces w/ water......whether I'm using them on a cake iced w/ bc or fondant! Works perfectly!

Karen421 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Missymaam

Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a another way to "glue" fondant and other decorations to cakes other than using buttercream. Is there something clear? I'm pretty new to cake decorating. When I use buttercream, it shows through the sides and seems a little messy.

Thanks in advance for your help. icon_smile.gif




Hi Missy;

Are you try to do fondant to fondant? I agree plain water or egg white works great.

tracycakes Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:04pm
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Yep, I use plain water. Works great!

StephsCakes72 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:11pm
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Thank you all so much! When I went to my cake supplier, they said I could only use buttercream. I knew you all would help me out! icon_smile.gif

cakeglitz Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 9:30pm
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I use piping gel instead of water. It works great!! I have had issues in the past especially with dark colored fondant running when using water if I get too much on the fondant.

StephsCakes72 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 1:33pm
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Great, thank you. I will pick some up the next time I go to the store.

mamawrobin Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:56pm
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I use a little paint brush and water. You don't want to use too much water, just enough to make the fondant "tacky" so that it will stick.

mayo2222 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:14pm
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Normally just water, but sometimes a little edible glue depending what I am attaching. If I think I will have to adjust the piece I am putting on, such as lettering, I will use crisco which allows me to adjust the piece I am putting on without worrying about colors bleeding if I have to move the fondeant a good amount.

StephsCakes72 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:49pm
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Thank you. I'll be sure to be careful not to use too much water. To Mayo2222-is edible glue something I can purchase?

mayo2222 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 5:07pm
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Edible glue is pretty easy to make...just take a 1/4 tsp of tylose/gum tex/ect and mix it with 2 Tbsp of water. Warm water may help the tylose disolve faster.

You can then store the left overs in the refrigerator to use in the future.

Karen421 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 5:57pm
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I keep all my gumpaste that has harden, then when I need some glue, I just drop some in warm water, and I have edible glue!

StephsCakes72 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:24am
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OK, great! These are all so much better than the buttercream showing off the sides.

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