I have to attach fondant monogram - How do I attach on the side of the cake and ensure the letters will not fall off. Also, while I'm at it... I need help this is all for a cupcake tower wedding cake and have decided to put chocolate hearts on each cupcake - how do i make the chocolate shine and not look matt like or old? Thank you I have to do this nightmare cake Friday
Piping gel works great in attaching heavier or thicker pieces to fondant.
As for making chocolate shiny, you need to temper it correctly. Here is more info: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-636239-.html
I got this great tip at the Oklahoma Sugar show to attach fondant to fondant...use a very thin rub of Crisco on the monogram and stick up. Super thin layer and the Crisco blends into the fondant, no taste no sliding. I would use this method for flat pieces only...for heavier pieces I use royal icing or melted chocolate. HTH. Good Luck!
I use some merangue power mixed with water to creat a glue, but in a pinch just plain old water works fine aswell
I always use royal icing foung that its the strongest
The wedding is tonight finshed cake 3:00 a.m. Bride and Momma LOVED it. The crisco advice was GREAT. I have used other ideas (including ones posted here) but some times things slide, also are messy - but the Crisco did the job, not messy and even the heavy flowers did not move at all. Chocolate i used the Crisco on too and it helped. I am sooo thankful for this site and all the cc'ers.