This may sound like a dumb question but I'm new to cakes and only do it for family & I was wondering how well small fondant accents stay on the bc without sliding down the sides. I was wanting to make an animal print cake with bc and use fondant print..will it stay in an hour car ride...or will all the "animal print" slide down to the cake board by the time I get to my destination??
they should stay quite well, the snowflakes in my pictures were fondant accents on smooth BC and I had to transport it home from class.
When I did this, I chilled the frosted cake just for a few minutes until the buttercream firmed up a bit. Then as it sat out, a thin layer of condensation formed on it. I used that moisture to help adhere the fondant dots. You could also apply the fondant before the frosting has crusted over.
I had made this cake and the other similar cake in my photos for a church auction. They held up for several hours until they were sold.
A small paint brush, a bowl of water, dip brush in water, srape excess water on side of bowl (you don't want your brush soaking wet), paint on the back of fondant (make sure you get edges) and stick.
No sliding off. If you use to much water the fondant will become soft and the color will blleed onto your iced cake.
this is primarily all we do...look at our pictures...no problem...a little buttercream or touch of water to the back of the accents and stick them on.
Just make sure you don't use too much water and there shouldn't be a problem with the decorations sliding off.
I do it all the time with no issues, I've even put fondant decorations on ganache and it held. I usually have a small bowl and a small paint brush with me and just "paint" the backs of the fondant with water and stick on and smooth, magically it always seems to stay put
Thanks so much...gonna give it a go & see what happens! I see everyone do it and figure it obviously works...but in my mind I just had visions of it sliding down little by little.