How Do I Stick Fondant To A Fondant Cake.

Decorating By Rachau Updated 3 Dec 2010 , 6:07am by Rachau

Rachau Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:06am
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ok sounds silly but i want to put a sants made out of fondant onto my cake.It is coverd in fondant also.I need to know so it does not slip off! Is there something that will glue it into place? also can i use something from home like egg whotes to glue it into place.Help !!
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LogansMommie Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:18am
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I don't know what a "sants" is (maybe you meant Santa??) - I've always just used a little water that acts as a glue to attach most fondant accents to a fondant covered cake.

UpAt2am Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:22am
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use a mixture of equal parts corn syrup and water. stir til corn syrup is disolved. use this as your glue...the water will evaporate and the sticking syrup will be left behind icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:29am
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Originally Posted by Rachau

also can i use something from home like egg whotes to glue it into place.




Egg whites will work, but so will water. The water melts the sugars just enough to cause both surfaces to stick to one another... you might need to hold it into place for 10-20 seconds depending on how big or heavy the piece is.

mom2twogrlz Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:38am
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I use water or vodka to stick small, lightweight pieces, but for heavier bulky pieces I use melting chocolate. I have used corn syrup in the past, but found it takes longer to dry, so my pieces were sliding down.

cakesdelight Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:53am
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

I use water or vodka to stick small, lightweight pieces, but for heavier bulky pieces I use melting chocolate. I have used corn syrup in the past, but found it takes longer to dry, so my pieces were sliding down.





also if you can find it at a local cake supply store look for: gum tragacath, also known as CMC and or/Tylose (approx $7.00) ... you take 1/4 teaspoon and mix this with 3 tablespoons of water, it will be cloudy at first but once its refrigerated for 1 hour it will be at full strength and ready to use (i make mine the night before and refrigerate over night, I find it works best for the heavier items, but thats me... icon_wink.gif ) if you need it right away, you may put it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes to get it cool faster and you can use it but its not at full strength... it'll get stickier as the time goes by... when its at full strength it'll be like a clear glob and while you use it and its out of the frige and the temperature start to get warmer it gets a lil'cloudy, but it goes back to being clear once it cools up again. Store in a container ( i prefer a glass one, but its not what you need to use) and put it in the refrigerator when not using; if you dont run out of it, it's good for 2 weeks.

I used water cause its cheapier But when I started to make flowers and fondant things that are heavier this GLUE is much easier and dries almost immediately.... I LOVE using melted chocolate for my 3D monograms, numbers and much much heaiver fondant or gumpaste characters that need to be upright position... Hope This Helps! icon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gif

Rachau Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 6:07am
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sorry about the spelling.I was on my way out the house.Yes i ment santa lol and egg whites.Hmm must take my time next time i put something up. I will try anything as long as it sticks .Thanks lady's you are great.

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