How Do I Affix Fondant To Already Crusted Buttercream?

Decorating By zespri Updated 24 Oct 2010 , 4:03am by Motorhead

zespri Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 7:24pm
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If I have a crusted buttercream cake, and I want to attach little fondant stars etc to the side, how do I make them stick? Obviously I wouldn't want to wet the surface like you do when sticking fondant to fondant....?

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Serena4016 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 7:33pm
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Just brush a little vanilla extract on the back of the stars and GENTLY press onto buttercream. Works just like glue!

leily Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 7:36pm
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i use a soft brush dipped in water (then wipe some off so the brush is just damp) brush the back and then stick it to the buttercream.

sewsweet2 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:44pm
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I use a small paint brush and a little bit (repeat, a little bit) of corn syrup to the back of the star to attach it to the side of s crusted buttercream cake.

indydebi Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 10:46pm
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I either brush the back of the fondant with water or use a dollop of BC on the back of the fondant piece, depending on the size and design.

emiyeric Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 11:09pm
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I use Antonia74's RI for absolutely everything in need of glue. I'd use it to glue myself to the ceiling if I ever had the need icon_wink.gif ...

Maria925 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 11:29pm
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I use a little bit of water or if it's kind of big, some BC.

zespri Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 3:43am
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Thanks all, as always you're very helpful! icon_smile.gif

Motorhead Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 4:03am
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i have a spray bottle that i use with water, i lightly spray the cake and then attach the fondant. only works if you have nothing else that is sugar on it though. i only use it on pieces that are just crusted. hth

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