Can You Attach A Sugar Sheet To Fondant?

Decorating By ranbel Updated 2 Dec 2013 , 4:38pm by yessiescakes

ranbel Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 11:22pm
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I am desperate and need some help. I made some safari animals from candy molds, but didn't like how they turned out.

My thought is, I can print the images from google and have them transfered to a sugar sheet, a short cut, but if it works I will have some peace of mind.
Can you attach a sugar image to fondant? If so, how do you do that?

Thanks for your help

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BlakesCakes Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 11:57pm
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You can attach it with dots of piping gel (water melts the icing sheets), but another nice way to do it is to apply the sheet to a thinly rolled fresh piece of fondant or gum paste and then use an exacto knife to carefully cut out the shapes. Let them dry and then attach to the fondant cake w/ melted chocolate, royal icing, or buttercream


ranbel Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 12:30am
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BlakeCakes - thanks.

My thought was to place them on a piece of fodant and trim them out. My cake is going to be iced in buttercream.

So, you don't have to use anything to attach to the fondant, you just let it dry and it will stay?

BlakesCakes Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 1:57am
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Icing images can be finicky. Too much wet and they crinkle & melt. Not enough wet and they don't stick. Some brands seem stickier than others.

I would suggest wiping the fondant with just the scantest amount of piping gel or water--just enough so that you can barely see it. Let it sit for a minute and then apply the image.


Montrealconfections Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:08am
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I apply them with vodka it dries faster than water.

ranbel Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 11:38am
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ok, thanks to you both.

icingimages Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 1:06pm
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If you think you will be placing them and moving them, use crisco. It allows for placement and moving, or sliding around before it adheres.

NancyDerm Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 3:41pm
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Hi, Ranbel, 


Wondering which method you tried and how it worked.  I have to attach images on icing to fondant this weekend and do not want to have too much moisture, yet want the to adhere well and edges not curl up away from the fondant. 


Thanks a bunch!!

icingimages Posted 29 Nov 2013 , 2:16pm
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It is based up on preference.  The icing sheet needs moisture to adhere.  I use water, CMSA Peggy Tucker prefers piping gel, you see all the posts above, it is really a preference

NancyDerm Posted 30 Nov 2013 , 2:56pm
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Thank you.  Used a small bit of piping gel on one and water on another and both worked!  Was afraid of the water, but a small bit was just fine.

MBalaska Posted 1 Dec 2013 , 7:45pm
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Usings Edible Images on Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies  YouTube Vid by Alan Tetreault (he's a good instructor)


yessiescakes Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 4:38pm
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Yes you can and it looks awesome what you do is you download the images and you make the background the color of the fondant you will be covering your cake in and cut out the images with 1/2 an inch of the background color all around. the image will blend right in and the image will pop out of the cake. here is a sample the bottom right character is directly off of a sugar sheet.

The Lion King Baby Shower Cake. 100% Edible and 100% Fondant decor.

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