I like the look of a really smoothly iced buttercream cake, and all my family/friends like the taste. But I'm wondering if it's possible to stick fondant cut-outs to the sides of a BC cake? Will they slide down the icing? How would I stick them on?
Has anyone tried this? I'm definitely going to have to experiment, but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips. Thanks!!
If your icing crust it will work just fine. I wet the back slightly and apply it to the side no problems.
Yes, definitely! Like the previous reply said, just make sure that it's a crusting buttercream. I use a paintbrush to dampen the fondant pieces, then place them on. Just make sure you don't use too much water or it will slide or bleed onto the buttercream. Some people also use a "gumpaste glue" by mixing gum-tex and water or tylose and water, but I think just using a little water is easier.
I only use a non-crusting bc and I do fondant accents ALL the time. Before the icing crusts even slightly, just slap those fondant embellishments on there.
Cool. So I have two techniques to try:
1. Let crust, carefully glue
2. Don't let crust, slap 'em on
Awesome. I'm baking tonight and experimenting tomorrow. Thanks so much!!!