Edible Gems On Buttercream

Decorating By plymouthcakery Updated 30 Dec 2010 , 12:05am by gscout73

plymouthcakery Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 11:54pm
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I am making a wedding cake with buttercream (no fondant) and edible isomalt gems for decoration. The gems are painted with silver luster dust on the back, so see-through is not a problem. I just wanted to know what the best material would be to keep the gems stuck to the buttercream. My first thought was more buttercream, but there's also royal icing or piping gel. The cake will be on display for several hours before being served, so having the gems remain stuck is crucial. Thanks!

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gscout73 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 12:05am
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You can use either piping gel or a dot of BC. Or even royal for that matter. All will work.

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