Adding Clear Sugar Gems To Fondant Cake Sides

Decorating By Kiwi777 Updated 14 Nov 2010 , 6:50am by Kiwi777

Kiwi777 Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 6:45am
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Does anyone have a good way to adhere sugar gems to the sides of a cake that have been covered in fondant? I was thinking clear piping gel, but is it strong enough, and will it dry enough, to keep the gems from slipping off? Royal icing is strong, but it would probably show through the clear sugar gems, right?

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Creativebakes Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 7:24am
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maybe try some gum paste in water.

LisaPeps Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 8:30am
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Use any sugar glue but be aware that moisture turns the gems cloudy so really you need to attach them as late as possible

tinygoose Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 10:08am
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Nuke 50/50 gumpaste to water, use glue sparingly, it's strong. This is what I used on my crown cake. Before serving brush gems lightly with light cooking oil, it will bring back the shine for a couple of hours.

Kiwi777 Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 6:50am
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Thanks so much for all the great advice!

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